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Tag: botany

These embroidered leaves are beautiful.

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By Hillary Fayle, via Colossal

Cross section micrograph of a lily’s flower bud is stunning.

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One of the winners of the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards. By Spike Walker.

Gorgeous botanical cellular drawings by Vivien Martineau. I could stare at these for days…

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By Vivien Martineau.

File under botanical artillery…

The best kind of firearm. That is, the plantae kind…

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By Sonia Rentsch, via Sweet Station.

Wow… Vintage anatomical plus vintage biodiversity art forms make for a gorgeous combination.

Wow…

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By Travis Bedal, via Visual News

Lovely science-y images by Rachel Ignotofsky

This stuff makes me smile…

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By Rachel Ignotofsky, via Fresh Photons.

Yarn art or botanical samples? You be the judge.

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By Ruth Marshall (top image) and Tatyana Yanishevsky (bottom 2), via My Modern Met. Hat tip to Emily Jenkins.

This is for people who don’t think Nature Deficit Disorder is a thing & don’t think folks are disconnected from biodiversity.

This.

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This.

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And, yes, even this.

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Via Buzzfeed.

Beautiful birds made from flower petals by @redhongyi

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By Red Hong Yi.

Awesome vintage plant anatomy pictures.

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“Arnold Dodel (1843-1908) was a Swiss-German botanist who held professorships at Swiss universities where he studied plant reproduction and algal species and he founded a botanical microscopy laboratory at the University of Zurich.

Dodel was a prolific author of popular educational works on plants and an enthusiastic supporter of socialism. He was a regular correspondent with the eminent German biologist-artist, Ernst Haeckel, as well as Charles Darwin. Dodel was an early and vocal advocate for the Theory of Evolution (see).

Dodel married Carolina Port in 1875 and she contributed a large number of the illustrations to the series displayed above. He was subsequently known as Arnold Dodel-Port.” (Text from BibliOdyssey)

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Art by Arnold Dodel (and Caroline Port) (see above). From BibliOdyssey, via Fresh Photons

How about a house where the walls are made of vegetation?

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“The “Green box” project rises as the renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation. It is composed mainly by deciduos vegetation: Lonicera periclymenum and Polygonum baldshuanicum for the main texture on which climb up the secondary texture of Humulus lupulus and Clematis tangutica. On the basement there are groups of herbaceous perennials (Centranthus ruber, Gaura Lindheimeri, Geranium sanguineum, Rudbekia triloba) alternate with annual ones (Cosmos bipinnatus,Tagetes tenuifolia, Tropaeolum majus, Zinnia tenuifolia) and bulbous to ensure a light but continuos flowering.”

Project and text by act_romegialli, via Colossal

Coolest light fixture ever! (It projects forest shadows on your bedroom wall)

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From Hilden & Diaz, via Colossal.

Happy Arbor Day! Here are some Phylo tree cards!

From Wikipedia:

“Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States by J. Sterling Morton. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872 and an estimated one million trees were planted that day. Many countries now observe a similar holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.”

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Download the cards here (scroll to bottom of post).

Some assembly required: exploded flower profiles

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By Fong Qi Wei, via Colossal

Leaves falling, as seen from the ant’s point of view #art

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By Kaarina Kaikkonen, via My Modern Met.

Lives of Grass: oddly compelling botanical human sculptures

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By Mathilde Roussel

WANT! Stunning elk poster (and video showing the artistic process involved)

First: Check out the DKNG site – it’s all good. Second: wow…

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By DKNG Design and Illustration.

This: Chewbacca made from seaweed…

But what kind of seaweed(s) specifically?

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Via Reddit.

Sciencegeek Advent Calendar Extravaganza! – Day 22

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CHRISTMASY BIODIVERSITY TRADING CARDS
From the Phylo Project (Click on the card to go to webpage)

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02snowgoose

03reindeer

04holly

05polarbear

06cardinal

07muskox

08redfox

09cedar

10arcticfox

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(see more of Popperfont’s Sciencegeek Advent Calendar Extravanganza here)

Sciencegeek Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 3

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DIY: HOW TO MAKE A TERRARIUM CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT!
Full details at Inhabitat.com

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“Materials required: Moss, plants and/or twigs small enough to fit into your terrarium ornament – Some soil – Tweezers – Reusable glass ornament orb – A ribbon (we used one from an old gift box) – A chain or string (we used an old bracelet) – (optional) Figurines or other fun tsotchkes to place inside your ornament”

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Full instructions at inhabitat.com.

(see more of Popperfont’s Sciencegeek Advent Calendar Extravanganza here)

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