Plant of the Month: White Sage
An important part of Indigenous spirituality and identity, the aromatic evergreen shrub is being threatened by poachers and over-commercialization.
When Botany Was for Ladies
In nineteenth century America, young women took to studying botany—a conjoining of interest, social acceptance, and readily available schooling.
Are Honey Bees Bad for Wild Bees?
Recently, the health of the honey bees has been a topic of some concern. But many scientists think we should actually be worrying about wild bees instead.
New Farming Frontiers—Heat, Pesticides, and Virtual Reality
As climate change pushes agriculture into the unknown realms, farmers develop new methods of farming and organic sustainable farming takes hold.
Believe It or Not, You Don’t Actually Want Mosquitoes Eradicated
What would happen if we actually eliminated mosquitoes?
Sara Plummer Lemmon: Pioneering Botanist
Botany didn’t just intrigue and entertain Sara Plummer Lemmon—it deeply affected her personal life.