Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Lichen, who knew!?

So in my last post, entitled Nature & dictionaries, I mentioned the Missouri Department of Conservation resource Conservation Connection Newsletter. Well tonight’s post, entitled “I’m Lichen It!“, comes from another of their resources, Xplor magazine for kids. As I also said last time, I know my kids are older now but it’s still a fun magazine to read, as evident by tonight’s article.

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Green Librarian

 

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Butterflies

So tonight instead of posting an article, I’m posting a picture of several red admiral butterflies on my sedum plants in the front yard. It seems every year these flowers seem to attract multiple butterflies.

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Quite the gathering. Can’s wait for next years.

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Green Librarian

 

People or sentient beings, it’s all in your perspective

So when I read this article, I was under the impression it was all about plants and animals when in fact, it’s all about people. The salmon people, bear people, oak people, raven people and others.

To get a better understanding of what I’m talking about, check out the article entitled “Why I obsess About the Names of Plants and Animals” by Pepper Trail over at High Country News. It may give you a whole new perspective on nature and the world we live in.

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Green Librarian

Smell of rain

It’s a phrase I’ve heard before and now science has begun to look for the answer. To begin with, check out the article entitled “Why does rain smell?MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.” by  Ali Berman over at the Mother Nature Network. Really it was only a matter of time.

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Green Librarian

Bloom and doom

Flowers

Okay, I have to say that the title of this article hits the nail right on the head. The article is entitled “Bloom and doom” by over at the Grist. The scary part is that I’ve seen plants and trees blooming since February!? Something’s just not right but, what could it be? Read and find out.

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Green Librarian

Migration mapping

After last year’s chance meeting of a Monarch butterfly coming out of it’s cocoon on the milkweed plant by our front porch, anything on the Monarchs grabs my attention. This article, entitled “Researchers identify monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species ” over at Phys.org is a great example.

I know it’s still Winter but I’m already looking forward to Spring and our milkweed(s) blooming. Last year I actually planted one in the backyard too. Taking a family nature walk over at Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park this past weekend on a day where the temperatures hit seventy also didn’t hurt. Yes, I know, I know, climate change is not good.

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Green Librarian

 

Tree of life

Now I love trees as much as the next person but I have to say I’ve never seen a tree like this one. As the article mentions, it’s a whole lot different than the one that Charles Darwin back in 1837.

The article is entitled “New tree of life doesn’t look as you’d imagine” over at Earthsky. Call me old fashion but, I still like the old one.

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Green Librarian