The next time you go for a nature walk, try this fun activity (perfect for kids and adults) to discover what hitchhiking plants may have hitched a ride home with you!
While hiking through woods and wetlands, some nature-lovers are compromising the “unspoiled” places they enjoy most. They don't mean to, of course. But scores of invasive, non-native plant species have made us all unwitting participants in their spread.
When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!
From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the secret world of plants, revealing a landscape of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war. "