Learning Opportunity: Nature’s “What Plants Talk About”

Okay, I’m not the most sociable human at the present time so I’ve not been playing much in blogland.  While I’m not about to commence running rampant from blogcasa to blogcasa, I really want to share this recent Nature program with anyone interested in the interconnectedness of all things.  What Plants Talk About offers some incredible insights into the living Earth we call home. I think it also serves as a huge positive statement regarding why we MUST preserve the ‘natural’ environment widely and learn to re-integrate our human species with our plant and animal relations quickly in order to ensure our own survival. If we don’t, I suspect we may find Earth less than welcoming of our continued presence.  Mother Nature will find a way to deal with us as hostile creatures and create a new healthy balance.  No, I’m not kidding.

The full episode of What Plants Talk About is currently available for viewing http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/what-plants-talk-about/video-full-episode/8243/

It is very well worth an hour of your time to watch and learn what’s going on with all the leafy green things above and below ground. This is a very accessible program about some serious science. It’s also features beautiful photographic film work.



  1. April 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Your blog has just been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you want to accept it, please go to the rules (on my blog) and follow the instructions. Congratulations! 😀

    • April 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      O my–an “award”? Hmm, I suspect this is a ploy to get my fingers flowing on the blogging keyboards again. LOL. Thank you, very much Iabellestudio. I shall visit your blog soon.

  2. Lynda said,

    April 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve been away for awhile. Apparently, so have you! Hope all is well, Eva. I look forward to viewing this when I get back later today. We have a new Farmlet and I am meeting the inspector to make sure everything is up to snuff. I wish you were closer, because I would love to invite you to walk in our woods.

    Take care, and thank you for keeping us informed!

    • April 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Lynda! A NEW farmlet? I hope everything passed inspection with flying colors. I’m sure it must have. I would love to walk in your woods. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

      • Lynda said,

        April 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

        You are welcome!

        As for the inspection… Well, actually, it did not. However, the seller is getting electricians, plumbers, foundation specialists, and a roofer out there to give him estimates of what it will cost to repair. The old homestead is about 175 years old! If we purchase the farm, well, then we need a home to live in too! We find out what his decision will be on Friday. (We hope it doesn’t involve a bulldozer!) Eva, if you have the time, then go have a look here: http://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/after-careful-consideration/
        The previous two post’s pictures will show you why we are so excited about this place. 🙂

      • April 17, 2013 at 8:28 pm

        I hope no bulldozing is required! OLD homes, in spite of all their issues, offer things that modern buildings generally LACK in all their propriety. Good luck with such a lovely property!

  3. penpusherpen said,

    April 12, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I’ll be checking this out ,Eva, the longer version… and I hope we learn how to co-exist with all life forms on this planet, (even though we can’t seem to do so inter racially)… before Mother nature takes her drastic steps to get rid of us erm.. vermin… ‘cos we’re not exactly giving a good account of ourselves… ‘Anything for money and what can we tear up next’ kind of thing. … Many thanks for the link… xPenx

    • April 17, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Delighted to hear from you xPenx. Interestingly enough I caught another piece, “Genetic Roulette”, from which I learned that experiments with lab critters who ate GMO foods and certain pesticide–Roundup– became infertile in the third generation (or perhaps “after” the 3rd generation). In either case–the little mammals became sterile and could not reproduce themselves. Need I say more?

  4. April 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I think we will discover that the other living organisms of the planet have shaped us more than we care to acknowledge. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

    • April 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Hey Al. Totally agree with you. I am wishing for deeper and denser woods–otherwise I ought not to complain. 🙂

  5. lynnwiles said,

    April 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Eva, I’m planning on watching it this weekend. I saw about 1 minute of it and thought it was fascinating.

    • April 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Hello Lynn! I would think with all the photographs you’ve taken of plants that these ideas would be of no surprise to you as such a keen observer.

  6. simonhlilly said,

    April 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Hope to find time to watch this soon!

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