Tag: ecology

plants

The science of plant systematics

“Nature produces individuals, and nothing more. She produces them in such countless numbers that we are compelled to sort them into kinds in order that we may be able to carry them in our minds. This sorting is classification— taxonomy.” (Bessey 1908) The science of identifying and classifying organisms (taxonomy) is responsible for categorizing the …

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Street Turtle Rescue Squad: Do’s and Don’t’s of Helping a Little Ol’ Turtle Cross the Street

Welcome! Let me be the first to congratulate you on joining the Street Turtle Rescue Squad. The Street Turtle Rescue Squad, or STRS, is an elite team of wildlife rescue personnel completely and solely dedicated to serving the turtle population in your neighborhood. Our work is vital. Without the heroic efforts of the Street Turtle …

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Where the Wild Things Were by William Stolzenburg [book review]

Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators by William Stolzenburg My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary When we look at the extinction of a species, there is an innate curiosity of our human minds to ask why. This book is a compilation of research and …

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