This is a wonderful blog site that I have followed for some time (though not visited enough). T. O. Daria (30 years experience with autism) has some thoughts that are outside of the ordinary. I encourage you to visit and check out some of the wonderful insights on human and animal behaviour.
Prof. Suzanne Simard, forest ecologist (the University of British Columbia) and her colleagues have discovered that the trees and plants of an ecosystem are connected and share resources via an underground web of fungi that move nutrients, carbon and water between trees, depending on their needs. This helps the whole system of trees and other plants to flourish. Susan Simard describes how ‘Mother Trees’ are connected to all other trees in the forest by this network of fungal threads – actually managing the resources of the whole forest community. `
Prof. Richard Karban, the ecologist, is learning the ‘language of the plants’. He says that the debate is no longer whether plants can sense one another’s biochemical messages — they can — but about why and how they do it…..
More from TO Daria…
A snippet from this blog
… In 1973, South African botanist Lyall Watson claimed that plants had ‘emotions’ that could be recorded on a lie detector test. The first two research papers on ‘talking trees’ were published in the beginning of the 1980s. These studies demonstrated that willow trees, poplars and maples can warn each other about dangers, such as, e.g., insects attacks – by releasing volatile organic compounds into the air….
If you have time, do go and take a look. More from me later ☺️