Pedagogy of the Plants

Posts Tagged ‘Tillandsia usneoides

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

Living Plasma Globe

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Tillandsia Terrarium

Written by Cameron Brooks

December 7, 2014 at 9:47 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

Spanish Moss, Tillandsia usneoides

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Written by Cameron Brooks

April 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm