Fairy slipper orchid (Calypso bulbosa) on Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, California by Betsey Crawford
Tall purple fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus) with butterflies in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada by Betsey Crawford
A wild rose, Rosa woodsii, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho by Betsey Crawford
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Welcome to The Soul of the Earth

I love to look deeply into the great beauties and intricacies of our planet, especially her gorgeous wildflowers, and to bring back the news I find there. Join me in my explorations of nature’s exquisite creations, of the deep time of her history, of the ways people are preserving and reclaiming her treasures.

A rose by any other name is complicated

It is such a foundational act, to give name to. But not all naming is good naming. Naming can be an appropriative act of conquest and overwriting. ~ Robert Macfarlane ~ Before 1735, if a European botanist wanted to specify the plant we know as a tomato, he would write, in Latin: Solanum caule inerme herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incisis, racemis ...
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Welcome to The Soul of the Earth

I love to look deeply into the great beauties and intricacies of our planet, especially her gorgeous wildflowers, and to bring back the news I find there. Join me in my explorations of nature’s exquisite creations, of the deep time of her history, of the ways people are preserving and reclaiming her treasures.

A rose by any other name is complicated

It is such a foundational act, to give name to. But not all naming is good naming. Naming can be an appropriative act of conquest and overwriting. ~ Robert Macfarlane ~ Before 1735, if a European botanist wanted to specify the plant we know as a tomato, he would write, ...
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