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Young artists depict endangered plants

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:53:04 AM

Art in the employ of science is what botanical illustration is all about. The pre-K through 5th graders who participated in this year’s Fairchild Challenge learned about South Florida’s endangered plants by drawing them. I peeked at the display last week and found a wonderful colorful interpretation of nature that could grace a museum. Take a look at some of the work.




Ghost orchid, Samantha Tendrich,
grade 3, Leewood K-8.
Fragrant maidenhair, by Ava
Sanjabi, grade 5, Palmetto


A monarch with butterfly weed by Bellany
Abello, grade 5, Summerville Advantage
Sargent's palm, by Noah
Gold, grade 3, Temple
Beth Am.





Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 03:11:56 PM

Last year's spectacular bird show in Everglades National Park was superior to anything I've seen. Yet, this year, while the birds were fewer, there was an incident over Eco Pond that nearly led to catastrophe in the sky. While tracking the roseate spoonbill, I caught a pair of snowy egrets about to collide.

You will be happy to know they worked it out.

Snowy egrets and a roseate spoonbill: the FAA would cringe.