Tag Archives: Flowers

Quick, quick…

… don’t hesitate! Work hard, grow, flower, do your business and make sure you finish it! Before it is too late… For many early spring flowers, that is what life is all about. Especially those living it in the forest understory. … Continue reading

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To spring or not to spring

Climate and weather might be more unpredictable than ever, yet there is one little thing I can always count on: a small patch of crocuses close to the office, that starts to pierce the often frozen soil already in January. … Continue reading

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An overview

In these closing posts of 2016, I want to give you a quick (and slightly biased) overview of everything what happened this year, based on the ten most appreciated posts on this blog. This is part one. 2016 has been … Continue reading

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Wave out the year

Take a step back. Wave out the year. Cherish your treasures. Take your time for it… Soon, there will be a new year, with plenty of new possibilities. But for now, it’s Christmas! Now we can just be happy with what … Continue reading

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The stars of the project

You can scroll through lots of pictures of nice landscapes and curious plants in my previous posts on our fieldwork trip to Scandinavia, but that leaves us with one important question: did we actually see any of the stars of the project, our non-native mountain invaders? … Continue reading

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Behold the buttercup

We had to battle the fog and rains, withstand the iciest fieldwork conditions and climb above 1000 meters in the ice-cold subarctic mountains (in the valley of Laktatjakka, close to Abisko, Sweden), but we finally sow it flowering: the glacier … Continue reading

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The modern botanist

For what it’s worth: I tried out this new fancy smartphone app called Pl@ntNet, and as a plant ecologist, I can happily give it my seal of approval. Everybody who has only the most remote interested in plants, stay tuned … Continue reading

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