Monday, March 27, 2006

Best Botany Blog

One of the first blogs I discovered, back last fall, is still my all-time favorite.

The Botany Photo of the Day is published by the Botanical Gardens at the University of British Columbia. It's a great place to see wonderful images of everyday plants, as well as exotic species I will likely not get to see in real life. The site is managed by Daniel Mosquin, and I can't recommend it more highly.

By the way, if you're really interested in plants or ever have a question about them, see the Forums on the same site. Forum members can identify almost anything, virtually instantaneously.

Botany Sidebar: The spring blizzard of 2003 (previous post) did wonders for the variety and abundance of spring wildflowers and sustained most of our vegetation well into the summer. Or so it seemed. March is usually one of our snowiest months and provides a great deal of our moisture. So far this year, though, we are on the dry side. As spring progresses, we'll include local wildflowers here.


Super Science Fair Projects said...

Taking pictures of flowers and local plantlife can be a great way to learn about and appreciate the biodiversity of your neighborhood. Kids who are working on their science fair projects can use their photographs to develop a project idea. They can also take advantage of the photographs collected by blog sites like this one. Keep up the great work!

thestickman said...

Last summer I photographed a plant that I have seen many times here in Ontario, CANADA and didn't know what it was ... it is ginseng! Growing at Kortright Conservatory, these short plants with the reddish clusters of 'fruit-like' masses had merely been a curiosity. It not permitted to dig these I might add, but my interest in botany and blogs devoted to trees & plants has increased.

Bookmarked this one.