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  1. 1. The Voltage Gate: Festival of the Trees #45: Voice Page 1 of 8 Дели Пријави злоупотребу Следећи блог» Направи блог Пријавите се Home twitter/voltagegate MARCH 1, 2010 ABOUT Festival of the Trees #45: Voice The Voltage Gate is a blog about ecology and the creative process, a look at two disciplines both in isolation and through the lens of the other. Here you will find reviews of current and foundational ecological research, original illustrations as well as commentary on environmentalism, aesthetics and culture. Heather is the artist on TVG. She is a painter and illustrator whose work centers around patterns, animals, color and science. Jeremy writes about ecology, biogeography and environmentalism. Occasionally he posts flash fiction and commentary on writing. Jennifer writes about ecology, water issues, caves, conservation, and pretty much anything about that natural world that catches her eye. All original illustrations are © 2010 by Heather Ravenscroft. Please ask permission before use. SCIENTOPIA Neurotic Physiology #scio11 Wrap Up: Explaining Science In Blog Posts 4 hours ago "...proud and hopeful by the side of the road, unaware of the strange shape it will take when branches Professor in Training interfere with wires…" What’s making me laugh -Jennifer Schlick of A Passion for Nature, "Branches" 6 hours ago "The air smells sweet – sharp clean snow marked with the fragrance of cold pine, fir, hemlock oils, and Christinas LIS Rant Library Day in the Life 6 morning chimney smoke. Trees hold fluffy handfuls of snow. On the days of deepest snow drifts, the 8 hours ago youngest trees are bent completely to the ground and hidden under heavy white blankets which reach up the trunks of larger trees and fold the whole winter world in around you." White Coat Underground -Jade Blackwater of Aboreality, "In Praise of Winter: Snowy Evergreen Sunrises Introduction" (Parts 1, 2, Practice good medicine, go to jail 10 hours ago 3, 4) 1/25/2011
  2. 2. The Voltage Gate: Festival of the Trees #45: Voice Page 2 of 8 "The birds nest, ferns and various orchid species are the most common of the epiphytes seen in the city WhizBANG of singapore." What I Am Reading -Arati of Trees, Plants and More, "Epiphytes" 13 hours ago The Book of Trogool "It was a wet spring: record-setting wet. The place had been abandoned for several months, and the Library Day in the Life 6 resulting wall of trees and vines and weeds that surrounded the house made the leaves a real in-your-face 15 hours ago presence. Leathery oak leaves. Sandpapery elms. Frilly chinaberry. Cedar elms with foliage that reminds DrugMonkey me of cornflakes. All different, and all keys to identifying the tree." Repost: Take the Money and Run Joy K. of The Little House in the Not-So-Big Woods, "When the Leaves Are Gone" 15 hours ago "[Sweetgum pods] remind me of mysterious southern nuts and seedpods encountered while out walking Candid Engineer in Academia Blot blot, Western baby the dog in Texas. In a stiff wind, heavy pods showered down around us like hail, while others scuttled after 20 hours ago us along the sidewalk like misshapen bugs." Melissa of Out walking the dog, "Seed Pods and Eyeballs" Prof-Like Substance What can and can’t you expect from your trainees? "Sometimes there is a theme underneath the broader canopy of trees, but mostly, 1 day ago anything tree like is accepted." -Jasmine of Natures Whispers, "Bluebell Woods" Galactic Interactions One-Slide Explanation of Tides 2 days ago Chemical BiLOLogy Family friendliness: NIH is listening! 3 days ago "The Fig tree has enormous aboveground roots. It must be due to its age & I have This Scientific Life never seen roots so high. The height of the roots gives me a strange, but wonderful feeling of entering the Salmon, scent and going home again tree when I walk up close. It is like being embraced." 1 week ago -Saving Our Trees, "St Stephen’s Fig" Thus Spake Zuska 2011 St. K3rn Olympic Competition "Pawpaw is the common name for plants in the genus Asimina, with several species native to eastern Heats Up Early! North America. A. triloba has the most northern range by far of the genus, reaching into New York, and 1 week ago even southern Ontario, and west to Nebraska. This wide range is attributed to cultivation and distribution Good Math, Bad Math by Native American people, including the Cherokee and Iroquois." Sarah Palin and the Blood Libel -Xris of Flatbush Gardener, "Asimina triloba, PawPaw" 1 week ago Childs Play "Maple sugaring is simple. You wait until winter is beginning to slope off like a guest who stayed a bit Bad Metaphors Make for Bad Theories overtime." 4 weeks ago -Diane Tucker of Hill-Steads Nature Blog, "You Can’t Always Get What You Want" Adventures in Ethics and Science Students do the darndest things. If you were living just across and if I were a tree 4 weeks ago In that yard, I’d delight you with fruit, The Urban Ethnographer I’ll be watered with your glimpse, Closing Up Shop 1 month ago just look at me in ardor, I’d bear the sweetest fruit for you. The Questionable Authority -Tatjana Debeljački, "A HOUSE MADE OF GLASS" The Latest WikiLeaks Thing 1 month ago "A cluster of parchment fungi survive on a fallen tree trunk." Skulls in the Stars -JSK of Anybody Seen My Focus?, "Campground – Dam Loop: Departing Scientopia… Revisited" (Fort Yargo State Park) 3 months ago Sanitized For Your Protection The Passion of the Scientist 3 months ago "I am kind of at a loss to explain how this happened… or why it took me so The Brain Confounds Everything Hello world! many years to notice it. I don’t know how many more years we’ll have canopy-height beeches in the 4 months ago hollow — not too far north of here, all the big beeches are dead — so I figure I’d better start paying more attention to them now." Attack Polymerase Hello world! -Dave Bonta of Via Negativa, "Beech Grotesquerie" 4 months ago "I can’t imagine what it must be like to be tree-bereft, or tree-oblivious. I’m sure I’ve not been as open- hearted as I could be with trees, but I’m learning, and they are great teachers." -Beth Patterson of Virtual Tea House, "tree love: out of the closet" "If only it were true. But the day will come, my t-shirt will read, when all the trees around us are computers." -Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG, "Three Trees" ARCHIVE "I thought that if the bomb shelter fell through, a tree house would look reasonable in exchange. And how groovy to have a tree house for sleep overs. There was one small problem with the backyard tree house. ▼ 2010 (93) No tree." ► August (1) -Rambling Woods, "All children Should be able to visit a special place in the woods..." ► June (13) ► May (8) "Snow on a rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) branch." 1/25/2011
  3. 3. The Voltage Gate: Festival of the Trees #45: Voice Page 3 of 8 -Ash of Treeblog, "Finding a way" ► April (13) ▼ March (22) Lorelol: Character specificity and the building bl... "Large mammals like the giant panda are particularly sensitive to fragmentation due to their need for Lorelol: World of Warcraft as societal space within a preferred habitat, the dense forest. It’s not just territorial; it has a lot to do with biodiversity. escapism, n... The size of these patches determines the diversity of the forest, which creates these smaller habitats like Reconstructing full-glacial Europe core or dense forest." Ten Books -The Voltage Gate, "Forest fragmentation and the isolation of the giant panda (a goodbye to Tai Shan and Mei Lan) Protecting our waters, sustainable wolf population... "Lying beneath a large eastern white pine is sheer bliss. Because it sheds half its needles every fall, they Ridiculous titles, baby leopards @NationalZoo and ... provide a soft covering over the hard ground. It is there I listen to the wind soughing in the pines and am perfectly content." Periodic Table of Science Bloggers -Marcia Bonta, "The Tree of Great Peace" Will bluefin tuna disappear? TweetVG 3/16 and 3/17/10: Rewilding jaguars, blogg... Journalism has always been communal TweetVG 3/15/10: Shrinking birds, the dying West a... Question The value of use TweetVG 3/13/10: National Wildlife Week & the disa... TweetVG 3/12/10: Pangloss syphilis, indefinite ar... Mountaintop mining, extinct in England, grizzly pr... Twittering TVG Placing transitions The Mysteries of Cave Ecology How do taxonomic preferences shape conservation an... Another ecology blogger joins the ranks at TVG Festival of the Trees #45: Voice ► February (15) ► January (21) ► 2007 (120) ► 2006 (234) Search powered by Academia Animals Art Basic Concepts Birds Blogging Books Since I came to the United States in 1903, I saw, faced, and heard many struggles among Carnivals cave ecology Conference Blogging our Japanese Issei. The sudden burst of Pearl Harbor was as if the mother earth on which Ecology Conservation Energy we stood was swept by the terrific force of a big wave of resentment of the American people. Our dignity and our hopes were crushed. In such times I heard the gentle but strong whisper Environment Evolution Gaming of the the Sequoia gigantea: "Hear me you poor man. Ive stood here for more than three Genetics Journalism Maryland Museums thousand and seven hundred years in rain, snow, storm, and even mountain fire still keeping Music Paleontology Philosophy Physiology Politics Research Blogging my thankful attitude strongly with nature - do not cry, do not spend your time and energy Science Fiction Site News TweetVG worrying. You have children following. Keep up your unity; come with me." So, in the past, Vignette Writing Writing Elements Zoos all such troubles moved like a cool fog. Chiura Obata, Topaz Moon Festival of the Trees #46 will be at Vanessas Trees and Shrubs Blog Deadline: March 29 Email: [at] Optional theme: Humorous trees (in honor of April Fools) Share 1/25/2011
  4. 4. The Voltage Gate: Festival of the Trees #45: Voice Page 4 of 8 by Jeremy at 11:00 AM Tags: Art, Carnivals, Ecology, Environment, Philosophy, Trees 1. Bloodsuckers or 5 comments: tick-pluckers? The case of the oxpecker Georgia said... DAYS EDGE Very creative format. Really enjoyed the illustrations. 2. Ep 140: The Redback Spider 12:01 PM invasion of New Zealand MR SCIENCE SHOW outwalkingthedog said... 3. One of the first published Nice, Jeremy. Thank you. accounts of sexual 12:16 PM selection in koala bears: What does it take for koala boys to get lucky? Jasmine said... DR. CARIN BONDAR - Thank you :) BIOLOGIST WITH A 2:46 PM TWIST 4. Some Like it Hot SMALL THINGS CONSIDERED Joy K. said... Thank you for hosting the Festival. Ive had a wonderful time browsing through all of the entries. 7:50 AM Powered by SEED Arati said... a delightful presentation.. im still working my way through the links.. enjoying each one of them! thanks for putting it all together. 11:02 AM Post a Comment Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment. Comment as: Google Account Post Comment Preview Links to this post Friday Roundup: March 5, 2010 Loose Feathers #228 Todays carnivals Trees and More Trees Festival 45: Voice Thoughtful thoughts Create a Link 1/25/2011
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