Pedagogy of the Plants

Curry and Eggs

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Murraya koenigii (and Halyomorpha halys)

A curious array of stink bug eggs is almost tossed into a pan of shimmering olive oil. Once apparent, they’re returned to the potted plant. Hopefully the compassionate act doesn’t end in the decimation of beloved leaves.

Click here for the vegan pozole recipe these tiny orbs almost joined.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Barometer Earthstar

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Astraeus hygrometricus

In the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, a chance encounter with this earthstar over a year ago required balance. Literally.

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Astraeus hygrometricus

The High Shoals Creek Falls Trail was closed, but a fallen tree offered intrepid hikers views of the waterfall. A mud-caked log was the only route across the creek after a tree chopped the footbridge in half.

The curious alien spore sac rested on a rock next to the platform/overlook.

Hairy White Oldfield Aster

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Symphyotrichum pilosum

Strange Fruit in Montgomery

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A weekend road trip and bike ride around Montgomery triggers an unrelenting lump in the throat.

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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

Metro Vines

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Written by Cameron Brooks

June 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

South African Aloe

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Aloe mutabilis

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm