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Kathleen Keeler
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Enriching life with tales of plants, travel and history. awanderingbotanist.com
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Go butterfly watching this weekend!
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Migrating Butterflies Love Rabbitbrush
"Kathy, I was at your plant walk Saturday at Devil's Backbone and today, there are hundreds, maybe thousands of butterflies there!" I'd just picked up the phone in mid morning, Sept. 22. To be alerted by Sandy to the butterfly migration. I'd read something ...
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Wonderful plants grow in Hawaii!
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Hawaiian Tea
Tea from Hawaii? tea  Tea, Camelia sinensis , is a major tropical crop. Hawaii is the only state in the United States with a tropical climate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Hawaiians are growing tea. But it did! Tea plants prefer temperatures betw...
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Noticed the rabbitbrush?
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Plant Story--Rubber Rabbitbrush, Painting the Landscape Gold
Every fall, the Rocky Mountain foothills turn golden as the very-abundant rubber rabbitbrush,   Ericameria nauseosa, flowers. It is a spectacular display, coming at the end of summer when most plants are through folowering. Rabbitbrush is in the sunflower f...
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Still new flowers to look for
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The Late Season Flowers
Rabbitbrush in August I planned to write about rabbitbrush, Ericameria nauseosa , but on August 23, the plants weren't flowering at all. I went back August 31. On Aug. 31, I could have gathered a bouquet from a hillside of covered in rabbitbrush but fewer t...
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art and nature
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Visiting Toronto--McMichael Center for Canadian Art
In Toronto on a Sunday morning in June, we caught the Art Bus to the McMichael Center Just north of Toronto in Kleinberg, the Center was created in 1952 to display Canadian art, from both indigenous people and European Canadians. Although there were pieces ...
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