It's about time to get back to your regularly scheduled blogging. But before we leave the Southern Hemisphere entirely, let's have one last Best of the Rest Post.
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It's Independence Day here in the United States, and in celebration, today I bring you a short post about some flowers that grow nowhere in the wild in America -- but beautifully resemble certain patriotic displays that are currently banned nearly everywhere here in Colorado due to extreme fire danger.
In 1994, New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service Officer David Noble stumbled on some trees in a canyon in an inaccessible part of Wollemi National Park.
Want to learn how to identify some of this stuff? See me. Each summer I teach a course about wild mushrooms for the Boulder County Nature Association.
After nearly two months of wandering the Southern Hemisphere and a few weeks of recovery post-return, it's time to get back into the blogging here at the Artful Amoeba.
Put your gills in the air like you just don't care . . . Christmas tree worms, Spirobranchia giganteus. Creative Commons Nick Hobgood. Click image for link to image and license.
Imagine you are a tiny caddisfly pupa. When you emerge from your pupal case, it is dark, but not pitch black, and high above you, you see the faint glow of a starry sky.
When we left the volcano Rangitoto two posts ago, I promised more Down Under fern excitement. For the six of you still here, here we go!Toward the beginning of my hike I saw signs pointing to a kidney fern glen or gully.
A beautiful young New Zealand fern frond unfolding, with mature leaves at left. (C) Jennifer Frazer. A fern may seem a simple thing. It's a leaf; it sprouts from the forest floor.
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