By: Danelle Karth
Evolution has been a philosophy for a long time, dating back to before the current era. Many great masters of thought continued to think about how we came about and how we were related. Darwin put down the theory of evolution with the idea of...
By: Ian Loft
In 1994 I moved with my family to Tasmania (Australia) and took on my new job as an engineer looking after buildings and infrastructure for a government department. One of the most amazing aspects of this position that I occupied for four years was the...
Book reviews: The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms, by Connie Barlow
By: Kallie Szczepanski
You will never look at a mango or avocado the same way again, once you've read "The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms" by Connie Barlow.Barlow experienced a "eureka!" moment when she realized that many North and South...
By: Lime Green Sphere
"The balsam poplars Populus sect. Tacamahaca are a group of about 10 species of poplars, indigenous to North America and eastern Asia, distinguished by the balsam scent of their buds, the whitish undersides of their leaves, and the leaf petiole being round (not flattened) in...
By: Lime Green Sphere
Pines are one of the easiest to identify of the conifers and have a wide variety of uses. As you may already know, pine trees are not a single species, as there are many different species of pines that thrive throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Many...
By: Lime Green Sphere
Cedars are very popular ornamental trees. You likely have one or two growing in your very own backyard. As you may already know, Cedar trees are not a single species, as there are many different species of Cedars that thrive throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Many...
By: Lime Green Sphere
According to a Californian First Nations' myth, many mice hid inside the scales of the Douglas fir tree's cones, which was kind enough to offer sanctuary for them during forest fires. Each of the three-ended bracts of the Douglas fir make the tail and two...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
"Heart-stopping adventure sport" and "botany" aren't words that are commonly found in a single sentence, but that combination is exactly what "The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring" delivers. Author Richard Preston follows a dedicated (and some might say "crazy") band of young...
By: Sammy Stein
What a ridiculous question! Of course, human beings are still part of nature! What are we, if not products of nature, evolution and change? OK, we may like to think we are not part of nature in its commonest form - we are not living...
By: Lime Green Sphere
The secrets of the morel have been sought out for centuries.Where do they grow?When do they make their grand appearances?Indeed, only the morels themselves know the true answers to these questions, but I hope to share with you some helpful general rules...

 

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