Past Botanical Links of the Day for: July 20

Past Botanical Links of the Day for: July 20


July 20, 1999 - Apollo 11: 30th Anniversary
This is NASA's history site, commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of man landing on the moon. Although the major reason for the mission was political, the moon landing provided the basis for some remarkable scientific insights for all of the natural sciences. A new model of the origin of the earth-moon system was developed that indicated that both the moon and earth had a role in making life possible on earth. Views of the earth from the moon further suggested a fragility that few had conceived. Site by NASA. (****) -SR
July 20, 2001 - Lichen Information System
This site features database entries on biological studies on lichens, lichen biology, collections, congresses, environment, IAL, lichenology on-line, news, people, pictures, references and societies. Run as an interactive database, this provides world information on the information about lichens that you may seek. (***1/2) -SR
July 20, 2005 - Prairie Frontier
Prairie Frontier offers access to seed of wildflowers and prairie grasses that could restore some native plants to a garden. This offers images and information about a variety of natives that are marker species for prairie plants that used to stretch across North America. Prairie plants tend to be drought resistant and require relatively little care; when undisturbed, they would be expected to displace garden plants from elsewhere. With a beauty of their own, prairie plants can be part of your own restored garden. Site by Prairie Frontier. (***) -SR