- Eric LoPresti
A great many plants have evolved sticky leaves, stems and seeds, including some you likely know – such as petunias and tobacco.
- Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui
There is growing evidence that being in natural spaces – whether while gardening or listening to bird song – has a positive effect on mental health.
- Sheng-Yang He
I am a plant microbiologist interested in how plants and microbes interact with each other. Although our research in the past has centered on molecular details of pathogenic infections, this work led my lab into the fascinating world of plant microbiome.
House Plants Were Our Link With Nature In Lockdown – Now They Could Change How We Relate To The Natural World
- Giulia Carabelli
They’re not the first generation to keep house plants, but millennials seem to have earned a reputation for gratuitous indoor foliage.
- Dan Evansy and Jess Davies
Since lockdown, public interest in growing fruit and vegetables at home has soared. Seed packets are flying off shelves and allotment waiting lists are swelling, with one council receiving a 300% increase in applications.
- Matt Kasson et al
Home gardening is having a boom year across the U.S. Whether they’re growing their own food in response to pandemic shortages or just looking for a diversion, numerous aspiring gardeners have constructed their first raised beds, and seeds are flying off suppliers’ shelves.
- NC State
Some of the fruits and vegetables you buy have seeds in them. Can you plant those? It depends.
- Stephanie Woodard
Many Americans are now experiencing an erratic food supply for the first time. Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today.
- Richard Elton Walton
When you settle down for bed, after the birds and bees have hushed, moths are just starting their work.
- Sheila Colla
With the arrival of spring, many people have been starting to think about how COVID-19 will impact the affordability and availability of fruits and vegetables in coming months, as shortages of both honeybees and migrant workers threaten crop pollination and the food that comes with it.
- Paul Manning
Insects, which include more than a million known species, represent roughly two-thirds of the described biodiversity on Earth.
- Paul Manning
Many people are trying to grow their own food during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hands are sketching plans onto paper.
- Lila Westreich
The first days of spring – brighter and warmer – are a biological trigger for female bees to wake up from hibernation and begin to build future colonies.
- Jennifer Atkinson
The coronavirus pandemic has set off a global gardening boom. In the early days of lockdown, seed suppliers were depleted of inventory and reported “unprecedented” demand.
- Rachel Goldlust
There is a long history of looking to one’s own garden or small farm when the weight of economic and political chaos becomes too much to bear.
- Klas Flärdh and Paul Becher
Did you ever wonder what causes that earthy smell that rises after a light summer rain?
- Mark Fellowes and Ian D. Rotherham
Being stuck at home during lockdown could be a golden opportunity to reset your connection with nature.
- Anthea Batsakis
Right now, the best thing we can do to help stop the alarming spread of coronavirus is to stay home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find pleasure in nature or help the environment.
- Judith Friedlander
Just like humans, animals like living near coastal plains and waterways. In fact, cities such as Sydney and Melbourne are “biodiversity hotspots”
- Julian Avery
Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter, when birds needs extra energy, and spring, when many species build nests and raise young.