Posts by Anita

Seaweed: The Edible Forest

Posted by on Jan 25, 2023 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Seaweed: The Edible Forest

In the depths of the potato famine the Irish found on the seashore a crop of nutritious food that their ancestors had eaten, a life-giving food the fungus couldn’t kill: seaweed.

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The Forest in the Sea

Posted by on Jan 17, 2023 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

The Forest in the Sea

The ocean is home to some of the most amazing forests in the world. The answers to many of our planet’s problems may lie under the water, too, hidden in these underwater forests of seaweed.

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Why Do Squirrels Love Puddles?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2022 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Why Do Squirrels Love Puddles?

A long hike to a waterhole is a dangerous affair for a squirrel. Especially for urban squirrels, streams may be far away. Even a tiny puddle can be a life-giving, crucial water source.

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Why Do Swallows Love Puddles?

Posted by on May 24, 2022 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Why Do Swallows Love Puddles?

Barn swallows scoop up beakfuls of mud to build a strong nest that endures like pottery. It might take a thousand separate trips to the mud source before the nest is complete.

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The Dandelion Strategy: Why Dandelions Are Such Successful Plants

Posted by on May 12, 2022 in flowers, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

The Dandelion Strategy: Why Dandelions Are Such Successful Plants

Flowers are publicity, and dandelions excel at the marketing game. That bright yellow beckons pollinators, and each flower head has hundreds of individual blossoms.

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