Pedagogy of the Plants

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Neon Sea Grape Venation

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Coccoloba uvifera

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Coccoloba uvifera

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Coccoloba uvifera

For a sea grape jelly recipe and more, click here.

Written by Cameron Brooks

March 15, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Snake Plants Occupy Coquina Beach

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Sansevieria trifasciata

Sabal Roots on Rattlesnake Island

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Sabal palmetto

Don’t they look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book?

Written by Cameron Brooks

March 15, 2020 at 6:01 pm

Reclamation

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Taraxacum officinale

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Kalanchoe daigremontiana

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Portulaca oleracea

 

Succulents and dandelions reclaim sandy soil from a tired, cracking tennis court. In the words of author Richard Powers, “There’s always as much belowground as above.”

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

Buttonbush

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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.

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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

Futility

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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.

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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

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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

Clouds Over Cuba

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Written by Cameron Brooks

July 19, 2014 at 11:27 pm

4’33” Under the Pier

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Written by Cameron Brooks

February 22, 2014 at 9:56 am

Frigid Fort Clinch

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Christmas Sky Above Amelia Island

Lauraline, by The Gentleman Losers, suits these shots of a family tradition on Amelia Island…

Birds on Fort Clinch Fishing Pier

View From Fort Clinch Fishing Pier

Fort Clinch Breakwater

Young Sea Oat Patch

Fort Clinch Berm

Hike Around the North End

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North End Beach

Dusted Yellow Seaweed

Leaf on the Beach

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Written by Cameron Brooks

March 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Arboreal Boneyard

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Jekyll Island Tree 2

 

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Written by Cameron Brooks

March 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

Mindful of the Tide

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November 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Exquisite Asymmetry

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July 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Concrete Ingredients

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July 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Concrete Ingredient 3

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Written by Cameron Brooks

July 18, 2012 at 11:59 am