Tag : botany

Sticky Situations

Carefully and proudly, I opened the black case, lined with dark blue velvet, and gently removed a long, slender violin bow. Excitement, nervousness, and anticipation filled the room –  as a high schooler, I loved preforming in orchestra concerts. After…

April 13, 2017

Exploring Living Fossils – Land Lovers – Part 3

The stillness of a summer evening was just beginning to set in.   But looking down on the wide grassy area, it buzzed with life.  In the summer, swarms of dragonflies loved this area that could be seen from my favorite…

February 16, 2017

Purple Poppy Mallow

Captivated by the vibrant magenta color dotting the patchy grass, I gently plucked one of the roadside wildflowers by the Kansas state sign.  I had been admiring those colorful, cup-shaped flowers out the car window for at least the past…

July 1, 2016

Co-Devil-ution?

Botanically ‘Random’ Processes? Crucial relationships:   No Co-Authorship Allowed! Co-authorship, is simply a partnership in correlation to an original work. Which simply implies that full credit cannot be given to one individual, but rather require a equal attribution. In that…

March 15, 2016

Plants’ Built-in Photosynthesis Accelerators

by Brian Thomas, M.S. Sunlight can change in a heartbeat. One second, a leaf could be under intense sun and may receive more light than it needs to build sugar molecules through a process called photosynthesis. But a few seconds…

December 6, 2014

Botany – The Variety, Design, and Beauty of Plant Life

By David Rives Today, botanists estimate that there are over 300 thousand species of plants, ranging from Lycopods like the tiny club moss, conifers like pine and the mighty cedar, and angiosperms like the beautiful rose or the wheat that…

July 28, 2014