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Trilobites: After Dinosaur Extinction, Some Insects Recovered More Quickly

Trilobites: After Dinosaur Extinction, Some Insects Recovered More Quickly

Fossilized leaves from the Lefipán Formation in Patagonia, Argentina, that show signs of damage from different insects. These fossils are all between 60 and 70 million years old.

Q&A: Evergreen or Not?

The needles on a conifer normally turn yellow or brown at predictable times of aging, with the others staying green.
Trilobites: Bats Like Their Plant Nectar Sweet — Though Maybe the Plants Know Better

Trilobites: Bats Like Their Plant Nectar Sweet — Though Maybe the Plants Know Better

A bromeliad plant flower, with an orange nectar bat using its long tongue like a straw to sip nectar.
Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Two fossils of a newly discovered species of tomatillo that are 52 million years old.
Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Trilobites: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

Two fossils of a newly discovered species of tomatillo that are 52 million years old.
N.Y.C. Nature: English Ivy, Spread by Admiring Humans and Hungry Birds

N.Y.C. Nature: English Ivy, Spread by Admiring Humans and Hungry Birds

English ivy is extravagantly green even during winter’s worst, and is an excellent climber of trees and fences.
Taveuni Island Journal: A Rare Pacific Islander Captivates Its Neighborhood

Taveuni Island Journal: A Rare Pacific Islander Captivates Its Neighborhood

Tagimoucia has attained a kind of celebrity status because of its beauty and rarity.
Taveuni Island Journal: A Rare Pacific Islander Captivates Its Neighborhood

Taveuni Island Journal: A Rare Pacific Islander Captivates Its Neighborhood

Tagimoucia has attained a kind of celebrity status because of its beauty and rarity.
A Race to Document Rare Plants Before These Cliffs Are Ground to Dust

A Race to Document Rare Plants Before These Cliffs Are Ground to Dust

A small lake has formed at the bottom of one of the Kampot karsts in Phnom Kampong Trach, a mountain in Cambodia.
A Race to Document Rare Plants Before These Cliffs Are Ground to Dust

A Race to Document Rare Plants Before These Cliffs Are Ground to Dust

A small lake has formed at the bottom of one of the Kampot karsts in Phnom Kampong Trach, a mountain in Cambodia.
Trilobites: How to Keep the Bloom on That Valentine Rose

Trilobites: How to Keep the Bloom on That Valentine Rose

Roses are a favorite for Valentine’s Day, but their vase life is shorter than many other flowers.
Take a Number: For Some Arctic Plants, Spring Arrives Almost a Month Earlier

Take a Number: For Some Arctic Plants, Spring Arrives Almost a Month Earlier

A caribou and her calf in Greenland. Shifting timing for the spring emergence of plants may affect the availability of nutritious food for herbivores in the Arctic, a study found.
In Russia, Blooms Flourish on International Women’s Day

In Russia, Blooms Flourish on International Women’s Day

A stall of flower arrangements at the Rizhsky market in Moscow on Wednesday, International Women’s Day, when Russians give bouquets to all the women in their lives.
A Roman Sarcophagus Is Rescued from Humble Duty as a Flower Pot

A Roman Sarcophagus Is Rescued from Humble Duty as a Flower Pot

A Roman sarcophagus dating back to A.D. 300 that for years served as a flower pot was installed at Blenheim Palace in England.
A Roman Sarcophagus Is Rescued from Humble Duty as a Flower Pot

A Roman Sarcophagus Is Rescued from Humble Duty as a Flower Pot

A Roman sarcophagus dating back to A.D. 300 that for years served as a flower pot was installed at Blenheim Palace in England.
Trilobites: Bluebonnet Season Came Early in Texas This Spring

Trilobites: Bluebonnet Season Came Early in Texas This Spring

Taking photographs with bluebonnets is “a rite of passage for any Texan,” a photographer said.
Matter: Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth

Matter: Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth

A boreal forest in Quebec. A new study suggests the world’s plants capture an extra 28 billion tons of carbon each year.