Pedagogy of the Plants

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Flamboyant Tree

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Delonix regia

Antigua locals call this tree “chuk chuk” due to the sound the seed pod makes when used as a rhythmic musical instrument.

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm


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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Click here for buttonbush photos taken over 1,700 miles away from the one featured above.

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm

West Indian Fuzzy Chiton

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Acanthopleura granulata

The West Indian fuzzy chiton attaches itself to limestone cliffs throughout the Caribbean while munching on algae.


Limestone Cliff in Dickenson Bay

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 16, 2019 at 11:51 am

Revisiting the House Without Us

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Six years after visiting North Carolina’s Outer Banks for the first time, I returned this summer. Kudzu continues to slowly swallow this house on Highway 64 in Jamesville. View photos from that initial road trip here.


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Written by Cameron Brooks

July 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm


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A futile dune and sea oat array in Flagler County now protect residents and wayward tourists along a stretch of A1A from the Atlantic Ocean.


Written by Cameron Brooks

March 21, 2018 at 8:52 pm

Coquinas, Donax variabilis

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Coquinas, Donax variabilis Ormond Beach

Donax variabilis, Coquinas

Donax variabilis 1

Donax variabilis 2

Donax variabilis 4

Written by Cameron Brooks

April 6, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Hello Falco

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Falco peregrinus

The fastest animal on earth┬áperched beside a warm stucco wall soaked with a day’s sunlight grooms himself seven floors above A1A. Barred feathers float slowly.

Written by Cameron Brooks

March 11, 2015 at 12:12 pm