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Final Territorial Escolar de Natació.
7 nedadors del CNPS. Felicitats!!! Voler és poder!!! #cnps.cat #elportdelaselva #jocsemporion #catalunya #esportivalors #natació

Sweat bee, I think Halictus tripartitus, on a poppy.
Finding a bee and trying to take a picture of it doesn't work, so I just had to pick a flower and babysit it until a bee visited.
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#escholtziacalifornica #halictidae #californianativeplants #cnps #pollinators #30x30naturechallenge #getoutsidesandiego

Pickeringia montana var. montana // chaparral pea
Fabaceae
This big, shrubby pea family plant is endemic to California and is the only species in its genus. It has super long thorns and those crazy, magenta flowers that look completely out of place in the drab color palette of their chaparral habitat. California grows some crazy native shrubs.

I’m always proud of our partnerships, like working with @sgtkerryschmidt for #CanadaRoadSafetyWeek. Canada Road Safety Week is an enforcement-driven initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), and more specifically by the CACP’s Traffic Safety Committee. Keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind on the task of driving. Take the “D” out of driving! Don’t Drive “D”istracted! #LongWeekend. #OntarioProvincialPolice #OPP #CNPoliceService #CNPS #Ontario #socialmedia #lesm #weekend #cottagecountry #highway #trafficsafety #enforcement #smiles #video #roadsafety #railsafety #policeofficer #media #VictoriaDay #policeweekon

I will be MIA for the following week. Don’t forget to enjoy nature and see plants!

“What made you so interested in Botany? Did you always know you wanted to study plants?”. No. Ever since I was a little girl all I wanted to do in life was be a Doctor. Whenever my mom would come home from work I could smell the hospital soap on her and I would get an immediate high. All I wanted was to be a Doctor. I have over 600 hours in the hospital along with other competitive pre-medical extracurriculars but it really all changed for me when I took my medical service trip to Haiti in Summer 2017. My heart was with plants not medicine. Sure, I could still go to medical school but I don’t want to. I’m still adjusting with the change and I don’t regret my career shift. I don’t envy you pre-med students one bit and I was one of them. Studying plants are my dream come true. I know plants are for me because there is a part of me that feels intertwined with them. Plants teach me things that humans can’t. Everything about botany gets me excited, the outdoors, drawing, everything. I consider myself a VERY lazy artist because I won’t spend more than 5 minutes drawing. It used to drive my mom crazy because she would put me in these art classes which I loved but drawing isn’t very fun to me even though in theory I can draw “well”. I just choose not to spend a lot of time/effort on it. I think I like botany a lot because drawing things out really speaks to me.

Calyptridium quadripetalum // four petaled pussypaws
Montiaceae
These tiny little things are another serpentine endemic species with a narrow range in the central interior Coast Ranges of California. Deer turds directly upper right and lower left for scale. Definitely a good plant for some “belly botany” i.e., laying on the ground, staring at tiny little creatures that would otherwise go unnoticed. California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 - Limited distribution in California.

Thank you to everyone who has liked, commented, supported my Instagram page. I want to thank every single person who has sent me a message asking me “what plant is this” or “how did you get into botany?” or “what botany books do you recommend?”. Because of these messages there is more conversations and awareness about plants. Thank you for taking the time to comment and like my photos, thank you for taking the time to message me about a plant or plant topic, thank you!!!

My little firefighter. #aubree #funfair#CNPS

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