Science articles for the classroom. Nov 1
Medicinal Plants in the desert DesertUSA by Damian Fagan I'm always amazed to see herbal products on my local grocery shelves that contain ingredients from medicinal plants growing right here in the Southwest. I marvel at the trial-and-error process that generations of humans have gone through to learn which plants to use to treat particular ailments. Some cultures, the Greek and Chinese, for example, have relied on written records to pass down what they learned about medicinal plants. Other cultures, for instance, Southwest or Amazonian Indian tribes, with no written languages, depended on oral histories to convey information about the plants through the centuries.
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Moseying: History of the Southern Llano Estacado A reenactor portrays an early West Texas botanist November 1, 2006 On Oct 27th at 7 p.m. the Sibley Nature Center was visited by a reenactor portraying an early West Texas botanist. The following is an excerpt of his talk. Good evening. I am Charles Wright. Sibley Nature Center, Midland, Texas: Essays - Moseying: History of the Southern Llano Estacado