Another year has passed, which means it’s time again for a Year in Review. As I have done in the past, I am including links to a selection of posts that came out in 2018. Most of these posts are part of ongoing series. You can find the rest of the posts from 2018 in the Archives widget on the right side of the screen (or at the bottom of the page if you are viewing this on a mobile device).
Among many memorable happenings this year, the one I feel most compelled to highlight here is a short radio show that a friend and I started doing on Radio Boise, our community radio station. The show is called Boise Biophila, and each week Casey O’Leary and I spend about a minute each talking about something biology or ecology related with the goal of encouraging people to get outside and take a closer look at the natural world around them. After the shows air, I put them up on our Soundcloud page for all to hear for years to come. You can follow us there, as well as on our Facebook page.
In the spring of 2018 we set up a Donorbox account, which is a simple way for people who enjoy Awkward Botany and want to see it continue to give us a little financial encouragement. We received several donations at that time, and we are very grateful to those that contributed. But just like public radio or any other organization that would like to receive your support in the form of money, we continue our plea. If Awkward Botany means something to you and you feel compelled to share some of your hard-earned dollars with us, we are happy to receive them and promise to put them to good use.
Money aside, a major contribution you can make to the success of Awkward Botany is to share it with your friends. Spread the word in conversation, through the postal system, over the phone, or through one or more of the myriad social media platforms. However you choose to share is none of our business. We are just happy that you do.
You are also encouraged to follow our various social media pages: Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Above all, keep reading. We have lots more posts in the works for 2019, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the fun. Our appreciation for plants and the natural world is a constant, and we hope you will continue to share in our botany nerd revelry throughout the coming year.
Botany in Popular Culture:
- Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve
- UBC Botanical Garden and VanDusen Botanical Garden
- Bergius Botanic Garden and Copenhagen Botanical Garden
- Lettuce Gone Wild part one and part two
- Awkward Botanical Sketches #1 and #2
- Death by Crab Spider part one and part two
- Dischidia and Its Self-contained Watering System by Jeremiah Sandler
- Charles Darwin and the Phylogeny of State Flowers and State Trees by Rachel Rodman
- Moving Your Ecosystem Forward – An Arborist’s Application of Ecological Principles in the Urban Landscape by Jeremiah Sandler
- Attack of the Giant Invasive One-celled Mutant Toxic Killer Seaweed! by Plant Humor
- The Creeping Charlies and Common Name Confusion by John Tuttle
- Phylogenetic Arts and Crafts by Rachel Rodman
- The Dragon of Yankee Fork: Devil’s Washbasins by Martha Hindman
- The Dragon of Yankee Fork: Grave Markers by Martha Hindman