Sunday, January 25, 2009

Skunk Cabbage



If you like awkward narration and bad editing as much as me, check out my first attempt at a video blog.

For more information on skunk cabbage, take a look at my post on Longhill Swamp.
You can see all my videos here.

8 comments:

walk2write said...

Fascinating! I had heard of these plants but have never seen one in a natural setting. Your video is a smashing success, and the narration is excellent. I particularly enjoyed the part where you took the plant's temperature with your finger. Did it smell terrible even at this time of the year?

Phillip M said...

Thanks for your comments! I didn't notice any smell - but then I didn't stick my nose right up into it!

Les said...

This is a fascinating plant, and I can truly say I knew nothing about it. I do think it needs a name change or a marketing plan to make it more appealing to the gardening masses. Perhaps the DNA sequence that gives it the thermogenic properties could be spliced into something else and solve our energy crisis.

Phillip M said...

Why not just splice the genes into ourselves and then we won't need heaters any more?

dogwooddesigner said...

So much fun to walk around "in search of" skunk cabbage. Good show! Nice info.

Jeff said...

You did a great job with the video, and although I have heard of these and seen pics, I've never "met" one in real life. I can't get behind the gene splicing idea, though- I have enough social impediments without smelling like a skunk cabbage!

Phillip said...

Very informative - I enjoyed it!

Loren said...

Great video Phillip. You really should try to grow one.