Category Archives: Botany

Spanish Moss: Tillandsia usneoides

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia Common Names:Spanish Moss, Spanish-moss, Florida moss, long moss, graybeard, ghost hair, hanging air plant. Taxonomy:Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Angiosperms Class: Monocots Order: Poales. Family: Bromeliaceae. Genus: Tillandsia species: usneoides Localities:The plant is limited to the southeastern United … Continue reading

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Lichens

Beard lichen, Congaree National Park, Columbia, SC photo by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Photography (c) 2012. Name: Lichen Common Names: Lichen, beard, beard lichen, algae, fungus, Sunburn, Rock Hair, Yellow Candles, Golden Pine Lichen, Little Clouds, Oak Moss, Crab’s-eye, Coral Crust, … Continue reading

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Zieria baeuerlenii

* Zieria baeuerlenii * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia Zieria baeuerlenii: “Bomaderry Zieria” Common Names: “Zieria”, “Zier”, “Bomaderry Zieria” Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Sapindales; Rutaceae; Zieria baeuerlenii. Location/Environment:Native to Australia and found in woodlands and dry sclerophyll forests, within … Continue reading

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Pepper spray is not messing around | Grist

Pepper spray is not messing around | Grist. If this weekend’s attack on students had you wondering how bad pepper spray really is, science writer Deborah Blum has you covered. Answer: It’s five times more intense than the hottest natural … Continue reading

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Australian National Botanical Gardens

Tales of a Technogypsie » Blog Archive » Australian National Botanical Gardens.   Australian National Botanical Gardens * GPO Box 1777 * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory * 2601 * Australia * +61 2 6250 9599 * http://www.anbg.gov.au/ *   In … Continue reading

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Toxin from GM Crops found in Human Blood

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/05/17/toxin-from-gm-crops-found-in-human-blood-canadian-scientists-find/ Toxin from GM Crops Found in Human Blood, Canadian Scientists Find May 17, 2011 in Food Safety, Nutrition and Health When you let the GMO industry police itself and evaluate the safety of its own products, you are bound … Continue reading

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Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook * 1728 – 1779 * England / America / Australia * One of the world’s greatest explorers, Captain James Cook was born in Yorkshire, England on October 27, 1728. A very intelligent, loyal, and self confident man, … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Tree, Pine River Island, Canberra, ACT, Australia Eucalyptus Myrtaceae Common Names: “Eucalypts”, “Gum Trees”, “mallees”, “mallet”, “marlock”, “Apple Box”, Taphonomy/Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Myrtales; Myrtaceae; Eucalyptus. Over 700 Species. Eucalyptus amplifolia Eucalyptus blakelyi Eucalyptus dawsonii . Localities: Native … Continue reading

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Searching for Morels …

The Perennial Plate Episode 7: Hunting Morel Mushrooms from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.

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“Haitian Horror” by Thomas Baurley

Haitian Zombification A treatise in 1989 on “Haitian Zombies”. Exploring Wade Davis’ work in Haiti with the compound made from tetrodotoxin utilized by witch doctors in creating real-life zombies as slaves. Baurley, Thomas: 1989 Haitian Horror: Zombification as Myth or … Continue reading

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