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France: A botanist writes the names of plants on the sidewalks

Mysterious chalk writings have appeared on the sidewalks of this city in southwestern France. Behind this project is a botanist. His goal: Drawing attention to the wild plants that grow through the asphalt. Brut nature followed him.

11/20/2019 11:20 AM
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  • Joe T.
    3 days

    this dude is a legend

  • Graham M.
    4 days

    x

  • Abby H.
    5 days

    loved it.

  • Mahsa R.
    6 days

    Wow.... Brilliant 😍❤️💐

  • Rosemary S.
    03/28/2020 01:19

    I love this.

  • Anne H.
    03/27/2020 12:09

    Fascinating. I'd signed up for a one-day course at the Edinburgh Botanics in April on just this - "The Concrete Pharmacy" with Catherine Conway-Payne - and am hoping it will be rescheduled once the current lockdown is over. But some plants e.g. buddleia are a less welcome sight as their roots eat into old stonework.

  • Patricia S.
    03/25/2020 22:43

    How wonderful

  • Andrew M.
    03/25/2020 19:48

    something to look into ,i do a lot of wild camping be good to know what grows around me,,

  • Rita F.
    03/25/2020 05:57

    ...he's you...but with chalk instead of a phone taking pictures! X

  • Maria B.
    03/24/2020 15:29

    Bravo!

  • Stuart M.
    03/24/2020 10:24

    I would point out this phenomenon to other inmates during my short spell in prison, on our daily hour walking the courtyard. :) I would even give the latin names of the various plants. Matricaries matricaria, Chamaenerion angustifolium and Silene dioica were particular favourites. Can't say any of the inmates gave a toss however. Bunch of reprobates.

  • Ianthe P.
    03/23/2020 09:48

    I've got this 'affliction'....but without the chalk!! 😅 Nature is amazing!y Remember the 'Buddleia Building?

  • Mary B.
    03/23/2020 08:59

    This is such a great way to get people to learn about plants

  • Dora C.
    03/23/2020 06:49

    What a wonderful video, thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Ronald P.
    03/23/2020 03:38

    I’m weak it’s Boris 😂s

  • Helen L.
    03/22/2020 20:27

    this is in Toulouse

  • George I.
    03/21/2020 01:36

    Wild rocket beside the Lea near the Olympic park.

  • Richard G.
    03/20/2020 10:49

    you can practice your botany and French at the same time .

  • Sarah A.
    03/20/2020 06:29

    , something for when you get cabin fever. X

  • Nathalie N.
    03/20/2020 03:32

    maybe you could do this on your walks x