Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Botanical Adventures

On a recent cloudy day, I visited all the plants over at the botanical conservatory in Capitol Hill. I love the conservatory and wish I could live there. I'd set my bed up in the jungle room and I'd do art in the succulent room. I'd eat scones and drink tea in the sparsely populated flower room. 

Plants are really beautiful and make the world a more pleasant place. But plants are more than just pretty to look at. Science is beginning to wonder if plants may have some level of intelligence. After a bunch of plants heard the sound of a caterpillar munching upon a fellow plant, the plants emitted a defensive chemical. Despite not having ears or a brain to process and react to sound, the plants somehow recognized the sound of a threat. I have been a vegetarian for many years now. I might have to rethink it all! 

Here is a really interesting article about plant intelligence if you want to learn more: Plant Intelligence.

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