Make way, two bit half assed nature documentaries over here.
March 15, 2019 1:41 PM   Subscribe

 
I love this guy. The density of graspable, but extremely hard to find information in that video is almost incredible. Thank you for showing this to me, Pink Fuzzy Bunny.
posted by jamjam at 2:04 PM on March 15


Oh look, it's at full anthesis! Full frontal! Cover your eyes!

This is fantastic.
posted by pemberkins at 2:43 PM on March 15 [2 favorites]


He had me at "Encelia densifolia, growin' onna extrusive igneous substrate."

Thanks for this.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:06 PM on March 15


I've been watching this guy for the past week, since he was posted on Reddit, and aside from the need to take some Gravol beforehand, I heartily endorse his videos. He's full of great one-liners ("whenever anyone says 'superbloom,' a Hummer drivers over some cryptobiotic crust"), but he also has an incredible depth of knowledge about the chaparral of southern California and northern Baja, a genuine love of beautiful plants, a genuine loathing of development and loss of biodiversity, and a vast vocabulary of botanical terms. He expresses his enthusiasm for plant life so effectively that his videos don't get bogged down by all the technical terms, and I think anyone with an even mild interest in plants can learn a lot from his videos. Two thumbs up!
posted by Dr. Send at 6:06 PM on March 15 [3 favorites]


As someone who was accused of being a wizard last week because I know the Latin names of plants, would it be wrong for me to say that I want to track this guy down and marry him? He speaks my language.
posted by Fuchsoid at 6:21 PM on March 15 [1 favorite]


He was on the In Defense Of Plants podcast a little ways back.
posted by pemberkins at 7:28 PM on March 15 [1 favorite]


Very glabrous.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 4:31 AM on March 16


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