Flower market better than traffic in Taipei

Originally posted on Where to next?:
A sea of colourful bougainvillea Plants and gourds to hang Red decorations What do you do with a huge expanse of concrete beneath a busy highway overpass in the capital of Taiwan? With a bit of lateral thinking, you can turn it into a popular flower market. On our first full day in Taipei and, in the absence of… Continue reading Flower market better than traffic in Taipei

Here’s Your A-to-Z Guide to Common Houseplants

Originally posted on PushUP24:
Fiddle-leaf figs. Monstera deliciosa. Prayer plants and umbrella plants? or is it nerve plants and elephant ears? ? Whether through drop-shipping or subscription boxes, access to living plants has never been easier. But how do you keep them all straight? How do you know when to water what? Does anyone know exactly what ?bright, indirect sunlight? actually means? A tropical plant… Continue reading Here’s Your A-to-Z Guide to Common Houseplants

Ficus Audrey is 2020’s Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree, According to Plant Experts

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By now, we all know about fiddle-leaf figs?how gorgeous they are, how darn easy they are to kill (we?ve all been there), and how they?re apparently so 2019? That?s right, there?s a new ?it? plant making major waves right now, and it?s called the Ficus Audrey. What?s amazing is that these guys are way easier to care for than those precarious… Continue reading Ficus Audrey is 2020’s Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree, According to Plant Experts

Great Lakes Pelican

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With a 9-foot wingspan, American White Pelicans are one of the largest birds in North America. In recent years, the appearance of these massive birds is a more-or-less regular thing in northwest Ohio. But that wasn’t always the case. Before the 1950s, American White Pelicans populated the Great Lakes in flocks numbering in the hundreds. Then they disappeared. They… Continue reading Great Lakes Pelican

Kirtland’s Warbler and the excitement of birding

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Kirtland’s Warbler taken May 6, 2019 on the Estuary Trail at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge/Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. Being relatively new (four years or so; two really active) to birding, there are still a lot of new life birds I see and things that I am learning. Learning is important to me; I wish to always be learning and… Continue reading Kirtland’s Warbler and the excitement of birding

Not neonatology: Snow Goose migration

Originally posted on Neonatal Research:
Every year at least 1 million Snow Geese migrate from the Canadian arctic tundra towards the Carolinas. Many of them stop in Quebec especially around the region of Cap Tourmente, not far from Quebec city. There they eat the rhizomes of the American Bullrush, which few other large creatures eat, the energy stores in the rhizomes are important for the… Continue reading Not neonatology: Snow Goose migration