||Plants - an emerging list of plants I enjoy|
|Organizations which work to preserve nature
without opposing first hand interaction between humans and other animals:
First hand interaction between humans and other animals can substantially enhance our desire to preserve what remains of what we have not ruined. The time has come for environmental organizations to admit as much, and to adopt as part of their mission a view that responsible first hand interaction between humans and other animals is of value, to us, and to the fellow animals with which we interact first hand.
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After living in Utah for several years and neglecting my back-burner desire do this, I finally traveled out to Antelope Island. I found the whole experience intriguing. The mountains in the distance. The water. The beaches. The plants. The birds, spiders, and other animals. It's all quite intriguing and beautiful.
Above: Looking ~SW out from Antelope island (White Rock Bay), Great Salt Lake, Utah - all photos by me on this page are © Jonathan
Below: You can picnic and swim on the island. Here's a cross view of White Rock Bay beach...
On the trail to the Egg Island overlook trail you may encounter several billion spiders, like this one...
To get through all the spiders I had to constantly swing my canteen in front of me.
Well, on the causeway to the island you may encounter a gull...
And here are some gulls at the end of the spider-laden Egg Island Overlook Trail on Antelope Island...
Some plants I enjoy, info on them, and where to get them:
|Mimosa related trees - An intriguing group of
trees with leaves that fold up which stressed. I learned about this group in a college
botany course. There are several varieties. Here are two with which I am familiar:
Albizia julibrissin - Mimosa, Silk Tree
- A warmer climate tree, but it can survive in colder climates. If you keep it in colder
climates, expect some of the branches to die. Mine has lost some branches. Here in Utah,
in spring my Mimosa tree looks dead, then in the summer it becomes a lush and beautiful
tree, and it blooms in the fall.
Mimosa Pudica - Sensitive Plant
- A smaller mimosa much more sensitive to touch, the cold, and etc. A
strictly tropical plant that must be kept inside in colder climates. The image comes from this site, and this site has more info. You can
order this legume from here.
I hope to add more to this section. If you have some suggestions for additions please let me know.
You can order some cool trees from the Arbor Day Foundation.
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