Joshua Trees

Photo: Mojave Preserve Joshua Tree = a yucca which grows as a tree and has clusters of spiky leaves, native to arid regions of southwestern North America 2021 News WildEarth Guardians scores groundbreaking legal win for the Joshua tree Embedded Tweets Photos Planeta.com

Herbs

Photo: Pochote Market Herb = any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume RecipesCream of Parsley Soup with Fresh Horseradish English – Spanish TranslationsParsley = Perejil Winter Savorywebmd.com WikipediaHerb Planeta

Colors

Photo: Secretaría de Cultura Ciudad de México, Encendido Color = the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light Also spelled: colour Also see: colorful / colourful Recommended listeningShould artificial colours be banned? – Specialist dietitian Joan Breakey from …

Colorado River

Photo: Near Nelson Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the …

Air Quality

Lingo Cards Air Quality = the degree to which the ambient air is pollution-free, assessed by measuring a number of indicators of pollution Questions = Preguntas Who writes and tweets about air quality? = ¿Quién escribe y tuitea sobre la calidad del aire? For those keen on learning about air quality, what are the examples …

iNaturalist

Logo Apps that help identify plants and and animals: iNaturalist and Seek. We are testing them out in 2021. Key Linksinaturalist.orgvideo [email protected] Questions What are the differences between the inaturalist and seek apps? – iNaturalist: The species included in Seek are based entirely on photos and identifications made by the global iNaturalist community, so the …

State of the World’s Trees 2021

Report Cover What we’re reading: 2021’s State of the World’s Trees prepared by Botanic Gardens Conservation International Key Linksbgci.orglaunchglobal-tree-assessmentreport (PDF)@bgci Questions Is the report available in other languages? In an audio format? What are the follow-up actions in development now? Which are the leading botanic gardens in tree conservation? HeadlinesOne in three trees face extinction …

Stapeliads

Photo: Martin Heigan, Stapelia schinzii var. schinzii flower macro Stapeliad = a succulent African plant with large star-shaped fleshy flowers that have bold markings and a fetid smell of rotting meat that attracts pollinating flies Wikipedia: The genera of plants within the tribe Stapeliae are all to varying degrees stem succulents. Many of the species …

Cacti

Photo: NPS/J. Baird, Prickly pear cactus with fruit along the Tonto Trail Cactus = a succulent plant with a thick, fleshy stem that typically bears spines, lacks leaves, and has brilliantly colored flowers. Cacti are native to arid regions of the Americas and are cultivated elsewhere, especially as houseplants. HeadlinesCacti are the most illegally trafficked houseplants …