In Defense of Plants

"Since plants provide the ultimate power base for all the food and energy chains and webs that hold our natural world together, they also form the hubs of community structure and thus the centers of our focus."
- John Eastman

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One of my study sites is home to a healthy population of one of my study species :) #science #nature #ecology #aster #niagarafalls #niagara #newyork

One of my study sites is home to a healthy population of one of my study species :) #science #nature #ecology #aster #niagarafalls #niagara #newyork

sylvaticashop:

My canna finally bloomed and it’s beautiful! Better late than never right? #bloom #flower #floweroftheday #exotics #nature #beauty #exotic #color #garden #gardening #plants #plant

sylvaticashop:

My canna finally bloomed and it’s beautiful! Better late than never right? #bloom #flower #floweroftheday #exotics #nature #beauty #exotic #color #garden #gardening #plants #plant

steepravine:

Macro Franciscan Broomrape
(Mount Tamalpais, California - 9/2014)

steepravine:

Macro Franciscan Broomrape

(Mount Tamalpais, California - 9/2014)

nick-porch:

Sunday Afternoon at Kallista: Happy Little Springtails.

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours in the Dandenong Ranges National Park at Kallista. I didn’t move more than 10 metres in the whole 4 hours and was within a 20 metres of a major road. I was rewarded for my stasis with about 200 reasonable invert and other little things images. These are the springtails (Collembola). I could have stayed weeks and continued to get fresh things to take pictures of.

Perhaps my favorite (and I think that of many collembolaphiles) is the lovely, distinctive, springtail genus Acanthanura (middle). This genus belongs to the neanurid subfamily Uchidanurinae which has representatives in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Micronesia and southeast Asia. Acanthanura itself is reasonably common in and under rotting wood in wet forest habitats in southeastern Australia and Tasmania.

(via absurdiverum)

iitto-works:

Thalia dealbata (Water canna) × Neptunia oleracea (Water mimosa (?))