Friday, August 13, 2010

Welcome to Ohio Flora

Let's face it- Plants are important- and I don't think there is anybody in this world who could really argue with me on that one.  And native plants critical to animal biodiversity- more so than many of us think.  But why do so many people have an aversion to botany?  Why did my fellow biology students scoff at learning plants?

I have a theory- it comes down to plants are just darn hard to master.  Learning the names of native plants and the habitats they frequent is a life time journey.  Many people today are looking for the 5 second answer.  If you study plants, it's a life time commitment, but the journey is quite a ride, one that I'll hope you consider taking.

Join us here at Ohio Flora, where we'll delve into Ohio's native and naturalized plants.  Photographs- writings- trip reports- news- upcoming field trips- I want to feature all this and more.  And this blog isn't just for me, it's for anyone interested in Ohio's native and naturalized flora.  Do you want in?  Would you like to help or contribute?  Just drop me a quick e-mail: hiramtom (at) yahoo dot com !


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