Pedagogy of the Plants

Posts Tagged ‘Spanish Moss

Fontainebleau State Park

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Fontainebleau State Park Live Oaks

Fontainebleau State Park Pond

Lake Pontchartrain

Written by Cameron Brooks

January 2, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Elfin River

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Elfin River

Written by Cameron Brooks

March 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

Dora Canal Boathouse

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Dora Canal Boathouse

Written by Cameron Brooks

March 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

Little Debby’s Big Surge

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It rained for 3 days straight as Tropical Storm Debby strolled across the Georgia/Florida border early last week, dropping two feet of rain in some places.  The canal that snakes through the old neighborhood swelled while moccasins made home visits.

Photo Courtesy of Surfjaxpier.com

Thursday morning, when it cleared up and Debby moved out into the Atlantic, the waves were waist to chest high, and throwing barrels!

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Displaced Pairing

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The small dendritic heap’s former home was a sandy path winding through pirate, French Huguenot, and Confederate soldier graves in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

In our classroom, kids can’t resist the urge to touch and squeeze succulent leaves.  Now and then I’ll get a worried glance from a curious student who accidentally bumped leaf from stem, but the experience becomes favorably memorable when they discover a displaced life slowly taking root from a harmless accident.

Click here for more posts featuring Spanish moss and other peculiar epiphytes.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Southern Live Oak, Quercus virginiana

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Written by Cameron Brooks

January 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Air Plants, Epiphytes

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Epiphytic plants obtain water and nutrients from the air.  They use other plants or structures, such as fences, for support.

Oconee National Forest

Oak Grove Cemetery, St Marys, Georgia

White Trail, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia