Ava, on her FIELD TRIPS page, displays something of an obsession with “galls,” whatever they heck they are. Whatever the heck are they? Give two examples –one on a a tree and one on an herbaceous plant.
Ben, on his PLANTS OF HAYDEN FALLS page tells us about a lichen that has been used by a bird. What’s the lichen, what’s the bird, and what dos the bird use the lichen for?
Brandy, on her TREES page, gives several insyances of trees having medicinal uses. Sate two of them –the trees and the uses.
Colin, on his DEEP WOODS FIELD TRIP page shows us three tree in the beech family, Name them, and for the one that has been practically wiped out in Ohio and all of the northeast/midwest, explain the reason why, and also why we were still able to see one at Deep Woods.
Dominic, on his FIELD TRIPS page, shows us an orchid, and mentions something peculiar about orchid seeds –they’re missing something. What are they missing, and how do they compensate for that deficiency?
Dr. Klips, on his PLANTS OF THE GRAESSLLE ROAD BLUFF page asserts that “Orchid flowers are cray-cray.” Hey hey, why does he say say they are cray-cray?
Genevieve, on her FIELD TRIPS page, specialized in medicinal plants at Deep Woods. What does she tell us about witch hazel?
Haley, on her PLANTS OF GLEN ECHO RAVINE page mentions a modern cultural (if you can call DC comic “culture”) reference to poison ivy, and on her FIELD TRIPS page explains how a French doctor who liked the plant almost got arrested and maybe would have been killed (eek!). Explain both those poison-ivy situations.
Indeep, on her PLANTS OF DELAWANDA PARK page gives us a new reason to not like tree-of-heaven (besides it being invasive). Explain this new reason to maybe call it tree-of-hell instead.
Jake, on his FIELD TRIPS page, found some plants with high CC values. What does that mean, and what were his three winners?
Kelly, on her PLANTS OF THE OLENTANGY WETLANDS page shows us the only other plant besides strawberry that has that super-weird fruit. How exciting! Name the plant (common and scientific) and describe the fruit, please.
Maddy, on her FIELD TRIPS page, discovered three invasive plant, of which the two worst ones are a grass and a shrub. Name them and tell how to recognize them based on her descriptions.
Malia, on her PLANTS OF MENTOR HEADLANDS DUNES page relates two examples of butterflies possibly benefiting from certain dune plants. What are the plants, and the benefited butterflies (and how do they benefit)?
Matt, on his FIELD TRIPS page describes his trip to Conkle’s Hollow (a substitute for Deep Woods, also in the Hocking Hills region) where he saw five plants indicative of acid low nutrient sandstone-bedrock conditions. What were those five plants?
Natalie, on her TREES page describes two species that have very distinctive bark. Kindly name the trees, and describe their bark.
Rosa, on her TREES page explains why self-pollination in pawpaw is rare despite the fact that the flowers are hermaphroditic (bisexual). What is the explanation?
Sarah, on her FIELD TRIPS page, mentions three Cedar Bog that isn’t a Bog plants with defense mechanisms of some sort. What are the three plants=, and the defense mechanism?
Sean, on his FIELD TRIPS page, describes a certain parasitic plant he noted at Deep Woods. Name and describe that plant, including how it gets its nutrition.