My mentee Ron just alerted me to the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden’s Botany Photo of the Day project, which appears on your computer desktop via a special widget you can download here. Unfortunately it is just for Macs, but I don’t feel too terrible about that as we are usually on the other end of this equation. I’d love all software to fit all operating systems, though.
You click on your dashboard (secret Mac talk) and you get the widget, which shows you a small photo of the plant. Then you click on that and get a bigger image and all the info. A nice way to learn about a different plant every single day of the 365. Above you see
Strelitzia nicolai, which was Miss December 4. The photo is by David Tarrant.