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 WikipediaHerb Planeta

Nature Links

Photo Links related to nature presented in somewhat random fashion: AgricultureBiodiversityBirdsCoastsClimateDesertEarth DayForestsGreening TradeInsectsMountainsParksPlantsSpaceSustainable DevelopmentTradeTreesTurtlesWaterWeatherWhalesWildlife Headlineshttp://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/05/environmentally-friendly-green-living-ideas – @madeleinesixhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/06/29/fixating-or-brooding-on-things-take-a-walk-in-the-woods-for-realhttp://mel-talesofthecity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/unnatural-selection-sexism-in.html – @M_Z_HarrisonE.O. Wilson explains why parks and nature are really good for your brain – Washington PostNature can’t pay its own way – so let’s take the market out of conservation Recommended ListeningNature Panel from Sydney Writers’ Festival …

Colorado River

Buzzwords 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 U.S., the …

Life and Legacy of John Muir

Painting: National Portrait Gallery Reflecting on the life and contributions of John Muir Born: April 21, 1838Dunbar,East Lothian, Scotland Died: December 24, 1914 (aged 76)Los Angeles, California [email protected]@[email protected]_Birthplace QuotesThe mountains are calling and I must go. Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines? God has cared for …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. 2021 Earth Day GamesLearn how …

Seaweed

Photo: Stanley Zimny, Seaweed Seaweed = large algae growing in the sea or on rocks below the high-water mark Recommended ListeningFestival reveals the beauty, wonder and potential of seaweed EventsManly Seaweed Festival – Seaweed Arboretum – Manly Museum and Art Gallery 10th April – 9th May 2021 HeadlinesThe remarkable power of Australian kelp – BBC …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps: Sunrise Mountain The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is often referred to …

Marijuana = Cannabis

Buzzwords Marijuana = Cannabis, a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant with medical or recreational uses. – Wikipedia HeadlinesMexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World – The NationMarijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots?Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yeshttps://www.wired.com/story/cannabis-science-entourage-effecthttps://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/6/19/17438154/canada-marijuana-legalization-cannabis-act-bill-c-45https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/24/health/medical-marijuana-opioid-epidemic-sanjay-gupta/index.htmlyhttps://www.bbc.com/news/amp/health-44532417 Recommended ListeningLegalising …

Weather Links

Photo Links related to weather presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhy We’re Stuck With An Inadequate Hurricane Rating System – 538 Recommended ListeningTalking about the weather – Off Track talks weather; from how short range forecasts are calculated, to how a pack of cartoon dogs is helping Victoria’s farming community better understand seasonal variation. [email protected]@[email protected]