Monthly Archives: February 2011

An Entertaining List of Posts about Plants

The Phytophactor‘s review of plant posts that appeared in February will entertain you as much as, probably more than, that other entertainment that was going on when he posted it. Go visit Berry Go Round #37 for reviews of the … Continue reading

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Liana on a Sigua

The sigua tree is in bloom now and I’m working on getting an identification for it. It’s one of those hard ones – in the laurel family – and the locals are smart enough not to try to key it … Continue reading

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Jump Up and Down Bird

When the dry season arrives, I start listening for what I call the Jump Up and Down Bird. The bird’s call is a quick wheeze, repeated over and over, described in Birds of Panama* as an “…explosive buzzy dzee-eq.” Once I … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Birthday

Saturday is the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882). This day gives me an excuse to ramble on a little about Darwin in today’s world. Because of Darwin I ask different … Continue reading

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