Encephalartos natalensis showing erect male cones and a mountain of brown microspores beneath the cones. This species is indigenous to South Africa.

punky muzzle

Since moving to the West Coast in January I've run into all sorts of botanicals that don't exist in Massachusetts.

Identify these

Identify these

Rawr, vibrant red and yellows

What Killed The Dinosaurs?

Scavenger Hunt at Zilker Botanical Garden

Zilker Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to visit in the summer. The cool, relaxing ponds in the Oriental Garden melt away the heat.