fungi fruiting bodies

The Value of Best Friends for a Plant in the Tropics

Your average plant would not survive without fungi.  In all regions of the world and among almost all plants, mycorhizzal fungi essentially are socks.  As you would cover your feet with a sock, plants cover their roots with fungi.  However, while socks can wick moisture and keep you warm, mycorhizzal (my-co-rise-uhl) fungi provide plants with … Continue reading The Value of Best Friends for a Plant in the Tropics

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Environmental Controversy Near Buffalo National River

The Ozark Society, Highlands chapter hosted a University of Arkansas geologist's public seminar on the geology of C&H Hog Farm’s concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) and Buffalo National River. Entitled “CAFO in Paradise: Benefits, Risks, and the Costs of Ignoring Science,” John Van Brahana, a professor emeritus, highlighted general geological concepts and applied them to … Continue reading Environmental Controversy Near Buffalo National River

Virginia Sneezeweed

Imported from first blog: Peregrination Notebook. I came across an interesting journal article.  Southeastern Naturalist published a study by Rhonda L. Rimer and James W. (Bill) Summer called "Range and Ecology of Helenium virginicum in the Missouri Ozarks".  It seemed like it wouldn't have heavy statistics, so I gave it a shot. Helenium virginicum, also known … Continue reading Virginia Sneezeweed