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Medicinal Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) – harvesting and preparation

  Remedios de Ledoux Mullein is a medicinal herb native to Europe, Asia and N. Africa. The highest diversity of plants is found in the Mediterranean region. During the 1700s early settlers brought mullein seeds to the new colonies in … Continue reading

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Medicinal Milk Thistle – harvesting and preparation

Remedios de Ledoux Milk Thistle is a herbaceous annual or biennial plant with a dense prickly flower head and reddish-purple tubular flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has been naturalized in Central Europe, North and South America … Continue reading

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A Small Patch Where Little Flowers Grow

Where Little Flowers Grow   I left a small patch A place I didn’t mow, Just a small patch Where little flowers grow.     In the morning sun I see The oasis radiantly glow, I’m seated on the Earth … Continue reading

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Thomas A. Edison: Botanical Research

The Final Experiment Thomas Alva Edison’s 1928 rubber project represents a major advance in modern research on producing materials from renewable resources. More than 17,000 plants were tested in Edison’s quest for latex. Thomas A. Edison is an outstanding genius … Continue reading

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A Perilous Situation in the Everglades

Restoring correct water flow in the Everglades is of vital importance Red tide; millions of dead rotting fish cover the shoreline. A massive bloom of toxic neon-green algae; millions of tourist revenues lost. Retreating mangrove estuaries; leave coastal communities more … Continue reading

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Birdwatching: Big Cypress Swamp, FL

Celebrate the Beauty of Birds Big Cypress National Preserve has a variety of excellent birding locations. The preserve is located in southwest Florida in some of the most rugged land in the state. Big Cypress Preserve encompasses approximately 729,000 acres … Continue reading

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The Rich Biodiversity in the Everglades

Species diversity is a measure of community complexity Located at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula encompassing 1.5 million acres, the Everglades is a national treasure. Everglades National Park was established in 1934 and dedicated in 1947 to protect … Continue reading

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