Category Archives: Botany

Tapping Maple Trees for Syrup

Long before you could go to your local grocery store and pick up a bottle of artificial maple flavored syrup made from corn syrup, sugar and a bunch of artificial stuff, people would collect the sap from maple trees. From … Continue reading

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Planting seeds

Today we planted seeds – morning glories, giant sunflowers, miniature pumpkins, and black-eyed susans. We also discovered our evergreen made it through another winter. We’ll have to transplant this one eventually since this is right in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Root view – onion

We had an onion that started to sprout, but instead of using it or throwing it out, we decided to see if we could get the roots to grow…so we hung it over a tall glass vase of water, and … Continue reading

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Painted Lady Butterfly

I spent all summer trying to capture a butterfly to no avail. I am getting into the habit of bringing my camera whenever I step out of the house as I always seem to find something to take a picture … Continue reading

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Fall Nature Walk – Trees

I’m entering this post into ABC’s and 123’s Saturday Show and Tell and for The Magic Onion’s Friday’s Nature Table. We had one sunny 70 degree day in the middle of a few weeks of cold and rainy days. We … Continue reading

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Pollination Station

There’s something amazing that happens when you observe nature first-hand. You could read about nature’s processes in a book, see it on film, check out someone’s blog, but nothing, absolutely nothing, beats observing it yourself. I’ve been trying to pay … Continue reading

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Just flowers

Black-eyed Susans Water lilies – I found these lovelies at the Renaissance Fair we went to two Saturdays ago. The perfect morning glory, found, in all places, my backyard.

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