Category Archives: Southeastern Natural History

A much needed Oligocene distraction

The kids and I escaped to Girard, Georgia today to hunt for agate near the Savanah River with the Georgia Mineral Society and my officemate’s family.  Its on the outer edge of the kid’s patience with car trips (3 hours … Continue reading

Posted in Dad, Southeastern Natural History, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Back in the Saddle with Juglone

After spending a whole summer teaching on a different campus where it wasn’t feasible to keep up my garage-style experiments on Juglone, I am finally back at my home campus.  One of the first things I did to avoid writing … Continue reading

Posted in garage science, Southeastern Natural History | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

I am changing my major to Math

Today Todd and I had to go out hunting pillbugs for next week’s sci method labs. He taught me how to tell a sedge (Family Cyperacea) from a grass (Family Poacea) [sedges have very triangular stems and very distinct fruits … Continue reading

Posted in Southeastern Natural History | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Damned Peas (statistics later)

Back in the day, when I was a full time research nerd, I would sometimes dream of doing experiments in my garage.  Ok, at the time we didn’t have a garage, but my desire was to do science on the … Continue reading

Posted in Southeastern Natural History, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why I chose to teach at a community college

During one of my lab classes this week a student asked me why I had left research for teaching at a Community College.  I didn’t do a great job answering her right then as we were outside measuring photosynthesis and … Continue reading

Posted in Southeastern Natural History | 1 Comment

The fecundity of magnolias (the ignorance of a Californian exposed)

After a long absence I am back. My first semester of full time teaching was quite a ride, but I work with a very cool group of people from whom I get more than a little help. During the winter … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Flowering plants, Southeastern Natural History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment