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This is edition #64.
Unfortunately, I’m currently only left handed, so this edition will be more like a round of links and probably less wordy than could have been.
Any typo is mine…
Are tannin familiar to you? Did you know about how there’s even a special organella devoted to them? Then you should learn about it thanks to Kathleen Raven at Food Matters:
This is a wonderfull collaborative blog, so you may find a lot of other stuff of interest, with or without plants but plenty:
- Cultivating Reform: Planting The Seeds For Healing The Food System, By Patrick Mustain
And even GMOs debate going on:
GMO Labeling Debate Follow-up, By Kevin Bonham
Anyhow, please have a nice blog mining, and hopefully we’ll meet Food Matters on next occasion!
Season is falling in tempirate climate, so how do trees cope? Find out in good company at… a rocking plant I thing:
Unless you’d prefer Ghosts in the Rocks and spectacular spectralities!
- Needles to say, sheathe got an option! Looking closer is always good…
- … at least as good as chasing farther away. As long as it’s for plants of course:) it’s all in our Art: Plant Hunters – Marianne North
If it’s edible… it’s also readable:
- But if it’s barely eaten, you can still “voir la vie en rose” or blue… (Metaphorically, blogging is for flowers too: see a Thanksgiving Tribute)
Or passing by, can you take it warm?
Some more Raflesia on the internets: How A Plant Makes The Biggest Flower of Them All…
Aren’t plants always a mass of stuff? Well, while some families are familiar, the other are… Malpighiales: A Glorious Mess of Flowering Plants
- Sooty mould makes a killer honey (in the “not a plant but still you should go” category)
Climate change is happening (one more bit of evidence):
Okay! Left hand tired flat! Oh, but there are many more gems over over!
For example, what’s in a tropical understory? A sub story of some sort? Probably not:
And browse the recent tropical blogging at Phytofactor!
Wants more? Well, next Berry is expected soon! Please volunteer if you feel like, you’re welcome to too!
Late edit: forgot this submission, about Larchness monster.
Last week I had hammock time with bigger son (this one, yep he’s bigger now!). He was trying to convince me that his next birthday party really should be all about dinosaurs: sauropodic cakes, reptilian sweets, dinosaur costumes or even better, living dinosaurs at home. Not willing to break through happy dreamland birthday party, I nevertheless answered that dinosaurs were still around us and that actually, some of them were messing out daily with my plants in the garden*. He looked me up, unsure about whether he heard me true or what… I added that you see, some dinosaurian species did not go extinct the latest life crisis, but they evolved toward extant species… as birds. He only had to look closer at legs how scales are probably relicts of their glorious past. (Not that they haven’t a glorious day currently, indeed they have, but I wanted him to acknowledge they don’t exactly look the same today as their ancestors did in the past).
He gave a few seconds full thinking about this. Looked at me (possibly my leggs I have to admit). Asked: “So the eagles are living dinosaurs?”. Yep. “Chickens are dinosaurs?”. Yep. “Hummingbirds?”. (Confusingly, I may have heard Hummingborgs). Yep, all of them sort of are extant species of dinosaurs. He gave a few seconds full thinking about this. You would hear the mind blowing in dusky times and beyond. “Dad… but I thought you were a dinosaur!”. True too.
In August, I presented a poster at ESEB 14th (biannual meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology), that took place in Lisboa, Portugal. (ESEB was not especially commented upon by bloggers, maybe coverage was greater with other social media though… Anyway, you may find a few posts, there, there or there).
ESEB was apparently already known for its poster sessions… Just so you know.
Poster sessions this year were huge… I was breathing out with the latest genetics experiment (it was already 6 months old, but that’s still young to go to a science symposium). Maybe I was experiencing “poster solitude“. Indeed, people were’nt really staying that long. Maybe this is not a year to work on local dispersal, or maybe pathogenic fungi are just boring study models…
So, I always left readers stay, say, 10 seconds before I would show up and ask if there was any question. Safe bet, for 10 seconds is about the time needed to evaluate self interest in a random poster. Then, I got one attendee that stood up my own treshold. (I might even write swamped, because the time I went by it was probably already worth 20 seconds reading). “If you have any question…”, I enquired softly. But all I got back was a “Oh, I was just pretending!”. And she moved away.
This is the weirdest comment I ever had about a poster. Did it already happen to you?