By responding to the need to create the shortest connections between its food stations, the slime mould achieved the same economies as human architects.
The way the lightning-split
willow was tugged,
wandy and half still alive,
It refused to uncork.
So beneficial is exposure to the natural world that a new global movement has arisen to declare access to nature a human right.
To really get to know the tallest trees in the world, start with their leaves.
Why do we wish to bear
Forever the noise of these
More than another noise
So close to our dwelling place?
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There’s a cedar forest near where I live in the south of France, which sprawls across the slopes of a mountain otherwise covered in what the French call the garrigue. … Continue reading
What Words could fold this paper into a tree? How can I coax its ridges back into bark, rub its creases into nodules, flatten its already concave belly for someone … Continue reading
. “A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees … Continue reading