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I really enjoyed not doing much last week.  Weather here is good and getting hotter.  More importantly, I was approved to go to Buffalo to learn about their case-based learning.  The workshop is the last weekend in September.  I am happy and surprised.  Anybody want to join me?

Here’s a link to ponder pollen with!  (It’s a month’s summary of pollen by Owen Mundy, artist.)

Miss all of you as my day starts out so quiet here in cooool Minneapolis!




Dr. Biology introduces the directions for posting your podcast on the Plant IT Blog.


Adding your own podcast to the My Plant IT site:

1. Go to and log in

2. Click on Write Post under the title Admin in the right column

3. Under Title add today’s date, the blog topic, and your name(s)

Then add a short description under Post.

4. Click on the circular symbol after Add media to load your podcast.

5. Click on Choose files to upload.

6. Select your podcast file from the computer.

7. Click on Insert into Post.

8. Change the status to Published in the pull down menu on the right.

9. Check your post for spacing, spelling, and accuracy cheapest cialis online uk. Edit as you wish.

10. Then click on Save.

11. Click on View this Post or Blog to see your podcast!


Adding images to your blog post


1. Select your post from the blog and click on Edit Post under Admin.

2. Click on the square symbol following Add media to upload an image.

3. Click on Choose files to upload.

4. Select the image you want from the computer.

5. Choose either Left, Center, or Right near the bottom of the page and then Insert into Post.

6. Select Save on the right side of the page.



How do monarch butterflies interact with a purple coneflower besides stopping by to sip the nectar? 


In this podcast Professor Ron Rutowski talks to Dr. Biology about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem. Re-posted here with the generous permission of Dr. Biology himself!

To learn more, see:

Pollen Images taken at the Texas A&M Microscopy and Imaging Center with Dr. Larry Griffing. Pollen collected during a field trip to the Horticulture Gardens on July 9, 2008. Captions will be added as we identify the images.

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of this tool for the first Plant IT Summer Institute.

This blog will serve as a communication hub for the Institute team, teachers and students. It will also be a central repository for images, podcasts, and links to finished investigative cases