Me, proceeding to look up the black-naped pheasant pigeon:
I’d hang that on my wall!
And if you do identify all the plants on your walk, you are probably not walking fast enough or far enough for the walk to count as Real Exercise.
Ah… I used to be a brisk walker (like some of you). Then, the botany bug bit me. Now I just botany crawl everywhere. Room for improvement there. I’ll give you that!
Let me make an argument, though: In terms of well-being,
Smelling flowers = happiness in little things = happiness
Plants = happiness in little things (IIF you = arnanthescout or some other people) = happiness
IF plants are everywhere (plants = everywhere)
Substitute [plants = happiness]
Happiness = everywhere
I might not be getting exercise. but if happiness is exercising your appreciation in the little things in life, then from the stipules to the indumentum to the bracts and anthers, I am rocking it
relateable and understandable. Same with me too
- “Just don’t identify it Rosa chinensis just because the AI told you it was.”
I once tried to tackle that taxon with another person. It was one of the few times I saw people actually withdraw their observations from public ID.
Which is why I added “preferably to species”
Try your best, have a hands lens, a good flora book (or two)… and when in complete confusion shelve it for your future self to figure out.
I may walk a lot slower now, not burning the calories… but I have gained more muscle and balance by the repeated squatting to photograph ground dwellers! It’s a good trade-off!
Just be cautious, for a week now I can’t properly walk because of the pain in muscles around the hip joint after walking/squatting too much.
My danger time is coming soon enough… the snow melt and stepping where I can’t judge well. A few years ago I pulled my groin muscle with one wrong step. That took months (MONTHS!!!) to heal.
An observation of a chia pet out in the wild? Nice find!
Yessssss, embrace itttt