Tag Archives: Plant photography

Hidden treasures on the campus

When you think about a quest for rare plant species, you might imagine high-spirited adventurers travelling to the ends of the earths on a hunt for tropical flowers hidden in the depths of the jungle. Who might have imagined that … Continue reading

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Road effects

5 years later, we are getting ready for a re-survey of our longterm observational plots along the roads in the Norwegian mountains. The perfect moment to summarize for a second what we learned from our first trip. This post was published … Continue reading

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Unexpected bluebells

This time of year, thousands of people are awed by the Purple Forest, the beautiful Hallerbos close to Brussels, with its endless tapestries of bluebells. Tourists come from all over the world, making the romantic scenery suffer more, year after … Continue reading

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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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