Tag Archives: Plant photography

Avoiding the best spots

How plants deal with stress has always fascinated me. Remember that post where I argued that plants can fly? Well, they can for sure, yet that does not mean they have to be able to deal with the circumstances wherever … 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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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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Just cause I like him

Just look at him, with its curly branches and fluffy catkins! I love the corkscrew hazel, one of the most beautiful views in early spring. There is not much I have to tell about him, though, just that he cheers … Continue reading

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The proof we needed

Good news for those ecologists studying species distributions: it turns out that the climatic niche of mountain plants is fairly conserved in space (Wasof et al. 2015). These results come from a study on the distribution of alpine species in the European … Continue reading

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Remember them

I still owed you a gallery of my latest visit to Abisko. You can enjoy the rainbows, clouds and splashes of sun here (or find it on the right of my blog).  Summer is gone and all flowers are fading. It … Continue reading

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