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Episode 107:
Roots and Branches and Wind-Borne Seeds

Mar 31, 2017

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  • I learned about Ynes while flipping idly through the 1974 edition of Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (volume II, G-O, incidentally), “prepared under the Auspices of Radcliffe College,” as it says on the frontispiece.
  • By far the most comprehensive thing I read was biography for young readers called Ynes Mexia: Botanist and Adventurer by Durlynn Anema.

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3 Comments on Roots and Branches and Wind-Borne Seeds

  1. Marni says:

    Seriously, this helped. Beyond how far you hoped or thought it would.

  2. Sarah says:

    This may just be my favorite episode yet, top 5 for sure! You have such an incredible way of telling a story, it always leaves me wishing they lasted hours instead of minutes. I’m going to confess, I have listened to this 3 times and probably going to listen to it again! Thank you!

  3. Botaneuse says:

    Another confirmation of the healing power of nature, and one not unlike my own life (I’m now studying natural history and botany).

    “Cling like nettles”? Like burrs, maybe – the nettles I’m familiar with sting, but don’t cling.