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Old 04-08-2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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Watch this video to get a look at some of what you might find on a woodland walk this spring.

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Watch this video to get a look at some of what you might find on a woodland walk this spring.

https://youtu.be/rDj3cqcru4Q
Great narrator and informative content! I subscribed...

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Old 04-09-2017, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks, Gloria! I subscribed as well. I see their Facebook posts, but hadn't checked out the You Tube channel.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:26 AM   #4
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Kathy, Jack, "In Defense Of Plants" and Illinois Botanizer, (another favorite)
https://www.facebook.com/illinoisbotanizer/
both in pictures and video show us plants out in nature where they are still growing. I'm a plant person with a strong interest in habitat so I think these people are doing a real service. The plant names and information about pollinators even some mention of garden use connects us to the life of these plants. I'm glad some of you here at WG liked the video.
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Another video from this past winter. A bit of plant science for the nerd in you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWa0ih7x-LE

Published on Mar 25, 2017
Back in 1978, a guy by the name of Robert Muller put forth a very intriguing idea. It was coined the vernal-dam hypothesis. Essentially, spring flowering plants are thought to act as nutrient sinks during a time when not much else is actively taking up things like nitrogen and phosphorus from the soil.

Read more about the vernal dam hypothesis here: The Vernal Dam Hypothesis ? In Defense of Plants

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Old 04-09-2017, 10:41 AM   #6
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Just one more...

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Published on Mar 9, 2017
This week we are going on the hunt for a small member of the carrot family known as the harbinger of spring (Erigenia bulbosa). Along the way we meet a handful of interesting plant species. Will we find our quarry? Watch and find out...

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Old 04-09-2017, 11:00 AM   #7
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This is the first video of the year which at the start show an area with exotics staring to bud up leaves, in February. Remember in the video where he talks about the vernal-dam hypothesis?
Well if those shrubs leaf out early and block sun from the ephemeral plants then not only do you lose the early blooming plants for pollinators but also lose the function of nutrient sink and further degrade the soil and its microorganisms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC0Fx3_8Qtk

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In Defense of Plants takes to the woods of central Illinois to see which plants are responding to abnormally warm February temperatures.

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Thanks, Gloria!!! I'll be all set for my viewing in the evenings this week. You've always been a great source of information on publications, projects, videos and first hand information. You're valued...
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Kathy, Jack, "In Defense Of Plants" and Illinois Botanizer, (another favorite)
https://www.facebook.com/illinoisbotanizer/
both in pictures and video show us plants out in nature where they are still growing. I'm a plant person with a strong interest in habitat so I think these people are doing a real service. The plant names and information about pollinators even some mention of garden use connects us to the life of these plants. I'm glad some of you here at WG liked the video.
Thanks, Gloria! I, too, like seeing plants in their natural habitat. I appreciate you sharing sites like these!
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High five.... I'll get back to viewing them for sure!
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