François-André Michaux

A Father and Son Duo Today is the anniversary of the death of François-André Michaux, who died on this day in 1855. François-Andre was the son of the botanist, Andrea Michaux. His father named an oak in his honor. When François-Andre was 15 years old, he and his dad set sail for North America. The…

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Today we celebrate the young botanist who disappeared in Australia 171 years ago and the pioneering female lichenologist who worked for the British Museum but was never officially on the payroll. We’ll learn about the French botanist who had a life-long love affair with the trees of North America and the Los Angeles woman who…

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François-Andre Michaux

Son of Andrea Michaux On this day in 1801, the botanist François-Andre Michaux returned to Charleston. François-Andre was the son of the botanist, Andrea Michaux. His father named an oak in his honor. Michaux’s mom died just a few short weeks after he was born. His father was so despondent that he turned to botany…

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François-Andre Michaux

North American Silvaor Today is the birthday of François-Andre Michaux. He was the son of the botanist, Andrea Michaux. His father named an oak in his honor. Michaux’s mother died a few weeks after he was born. His father was so depressed, and he turned to botany to deal with his grief. His mentors just…

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Are you swimming in zucchini yet? Emily Seftel, of The Tennessean, wrote an article in 2006 that was titled Gad zuks! – which I think is hilarious; we don’t use that term enough, do we? Anyway, the article started this way: “Zucchini, the summer squash, is the Rodney Dangerfield of the produce world it gets…

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