matt_in_trees Found many stromatoporoid fossils up on the Niagara Escarpment yesterday. It is thought that these were related to modern day sponges. However, they had hard calcareous bodies, making them important reef builders during the Devonian and Silurian periods. Today, through massive geological processes and stretches of time that I cannot fully wrap my head around, the fossilized remains of these and countless other ancient marine organisms support some of my most beloved plant communities.
#nature #nature_obsession #fossils #fossilhunting #marinelife #niagara #niagaraescarpment #newyork #forest #botany #hiking #outdoors #Devonian #silurian
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  •   coloradowildboy Good shot! You take amazing photos! 6d
  •   nimblenewt Thanks for explaining it! That's really interesting. I thought it was just old wood with growth layers. 6d
  •   rapteezyatv Cool! 2d

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matt_in_trees Euphorbia mammillaris var. variegata. One of South Africa's many cactus-like euphorbias. #nature #nature_obsession #indoorgardening #houseplant #succulent #euphorbia #botany #buffalony 1w

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matt_in_trees Apparently playtime is over... #cat #buffalony #angrykitty #hiss #teeth #viscious 2w

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matt_in_trees Escarpments are where the cool kids hang out. #nature #nature_obsession #hiking #onandaga #escarpment #ecology #buffalony 2w

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matt_in_trees Yesterday's #hike turned up some great #Devonian age #fossils :) Here is a nice cross section of a horn #coral
#onandaga #escarpment #nature #nature_obsession #buffalony #outdoors #nofilter
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matt_in_trees 1980's T. Rex has an upper limit on just how "radical" you can be. #trex #tyrannosaurus #rex #the80s #1988 #radical #buffalony #rad 2w

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matt_in_trees Just love these paph leaves. Can't wait until it flowers again :) #paph #orchid #leaves #houseplant #botany #nature #nature_obsession #ladyslipperorchid #buffalony 3w

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matt_in_trees I don't remember what species of begonia this is. Found a few seedlings growing out of a pot at a nursery. It may be a little greenhouse weed but I have to say, it is a wonderful addition to a medium sized vivarium. Also, the little red spots under each leaf is great. #itsthelittlethings
#begonia #botany #botanicalgardens #vivarium #nature #nature_obsession #plants #plantnerd #indoorgardening #buffalony
3w
  •   micwillet Not a rex? 3w
  •   matt_in_trees @micwillet nope, its a species. A small one at that. A friend told me what it was once but I forgot. Its a neat little plant but I guess it is a bit of a pest for greenhouse managers :P 3w
  •   mkcornman Interesting 3w
  •   kwh_atl Any pics of the upper side? 3w
  •   permapeople great shot. 3w

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matt_in_trees Helping a friend run gels so she can analyze her #fungi samples. #dna #science #genetics #ecology #buffalony 1mon

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matt_in_trees One of the coolest plants in my #vivarium has got to be this blue iridescent #spikemoss :)
#nature #nature_obsession #plants #plantnerd #houseplant #selaginella #blue #buffalony #botany
1mon
  •   gravybaybee Where did you get the mother plant? 1mon
  •   matt_in_trees @gravybaybee someone got a little crazy with their orders at a local nursery this summer and they had a couple of these up for sale. Haven't seen em since though. I think they killed em before they sold them. 1mon
  •   matt_in_trees @gravybaybee want a cutting? 1mon
  •   gravybaybee Um yes! My vivariums will be so happy! Because they have feelings, you know. Do you want to trade for drosera seeds? 1mon
  •   matt_in_trees @gravybaybee sure, sounds like a deal! What is your email? 1mon
  •   jamesipy Gorgeous! 4w
  •   weirdamiga Aaand mine finally died. I came back from a trip to find it almost completely dried out. Couldn't nurse it back to health... What sadness :( 3w
  •   matt_in_trees @weirdamiga dang, that really sucks. 3w

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matt_in_trees Woodchuck skull nibbled on by various smaller rodents. #nature #nature_obsession #newyork #beavermeadow #skull #bones #rodent 1mon

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