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"Conservation Attractions here in witness tryout gorgeous building we are here to discover some of the specimens that Rica Erickson contributed to the hip barium collection hundreds of them. Yes yes so. It didn't take long to find some Barium. I like to think of almost like the plant museum. So where the state's official plant collection we've got eight hundred thousand district. I've eight hundred thousand plant specimens we curate. The is we've got specimens that hundreds of years old in space means a very very susceptible to attacks by bucks arranging a quarantine area. Now okay stays now. Okay the Gardner volt well. He used to be the. The government botanist throw named nine for prominent botanist. Ooh So walking into coolest size here. Volt number four column Number Nineteen Stack number four shelf number six the dresser. Ac strangely enough. The first one we open is one of rakers specimens address. Gigantea said what we've got here is it was collected on the twentieth of September. Nineteen sixty three so she would have taken that record does Dresser Gigantea on wet flats and the location is West Nostra wist of Boll got forty kilometers north of to Jay and northeast of Perth. And she knew about the whole tax process as well so a lot of these things you know you provide the information so since they just serves to give you an a concept of web within gross and I'm thinking about whether or not this area that she collected it in is still natural bushland or not would be really interesting to look back at those sort of things because I know there's been a lot of locations where there were a dresser will be blessed or other kind of plans the herbarium collections my many years ago and now they're being is Diana. Yeah I would have done is record. What the habitats. Like if you can record what soils like. These is a bitch. Tyson is and then of course the the dight and and and details the exact location of where it is if you are you know. You've got this historic. Daddy got historical dots on the maps. And you want to see Sidley. If if things aren't where they used to be you can go and visit them one of the other groups here in the in this building the. Witless tryin. Sates Santa where they are attempting to conserve species by clicking seeds. So yes so this. This information hit provides the backbone for a lot of those conservation activities to John. Thank you so much. That's been such a trait not to show the herbarium of people. She knew what she was doing. It's hard to say that she was untrained. Isn't it even though she might not have had a formal course in botany? She picked up so many things from so many people director the herbarium in Melbourne. At the time help to know. Also archaeologists like Robin Nicholas Nichols who lived in eastern Australia with whom she corresponded and they would have helped her interpret things and get things right. Scientifically A no-doubt. She read as much as she could had. Charles Gardner See Rick. His contributions did he take her botanical interest. Seriously what your reflections from the time? No I don't think he did. Look I think he resolve the mold? That was engendered. In Britain in the eighteen hundreds by people like John Lindley he was famous professor of Botany from England. Who REALLY DEFEND MINORITIES? Botany as with the scientific vs of Botany. And I. I have a feeling Charles Gardner like so many other people at the time just had that feeling that women couldn't really do the scientific part the best doing the teaching and also art and just general plant collecting bringing up children teaching children Dorothy Ericsson. His daughter has been unearthing. What is a rich history of botanical women in Western Australia? Many of their names lost in time of the eighteen eighties. It was becoming acceptable for women to be artists and being able to sell it things because prior to that women were allowed to paint night lady Margaret Forest. But you weren't allowed to sell. It really wasn't done. It proved your husband. Couldn't support unit. Brought Shame on him if you let themselves if anything more than pin money when we had all these women come in with art training in the eighteen ninety s with the goldfields we have absolute flowering of botanical. They showed in the Paris Exhibition of nine thousand nine hundred GaAs Ghanaian hundred to Colombian in one thousand nine hundred and four. The British nine thousand nine hundred eight and so on and Western Australia would send blocks of wildflower paintings to be in the pavilion. So women were allowed to be artist. Wildflower artists not quite potential artists. And most certainly not botanical scientists. The one who began more research. Was Emily Pillow who was in the Nineteen Twenty S? She lived alongside Kings Park not far actually from ninety forests both painted and wrote and she was a journalist. Actually think but she was. The one was her books. Mummy had I think she probably modeled herself on Emily Pillow? I really like the fact that a lot of women are being ignored. If Deng things in the history's been written by name four men one of the real problems I guess was that. At the time of Lindley there was the sexual system of classification by based on male parts. And maybe there are some delicacies there as well that men thought best left up to. Maine's realm people have said that even that system of lineas was a strange one it was based on Malpass will naturally because it's a very simple thing to say the number of statements which is a very important issue with the classification system. But there was a connotation there with probably not delicate stuff for women to be dabbling in but Rica. When more than that she had more of the scientific aspects the fine detail that you don't see a normal flour during that is beyond the piddles. She got down to the statements and got down to the Female parts of the flower the ovary CETERA was drawn accurately. So you had a greater chance of making certain the jagged identify it regularly with Rica's drawings at work in your mind had scientific merit. Absolutely Rica was an amateur botanist. She didn't have a science degree but as it turns out. I gather that Charles Gardner didn't actually have official science degree either. There is true that's true. There was one of his problems really. I think he felt very guilty. About this. And Charles Gardner. I think did have that chip on his shoulder and he didn't want any untrained woman interfering with his scientific business. That was none of our business and she shouldn't be doing it. Sh and he was really really nasty and he tried to make sure she didn't do any more work so she had to send the orchids off. Jim willison Melbourne had the name and they was even cross so when she published. But he's a really fascinating extract ion within the State Library of Western Australia collection of Rica. Speaking about Charles Gardner Holo at I wanted to keep me out of the area that he was studying when he found that I had published the orchids and looked at it critically. I don't know it didn't ever tell me that. And then he knew. I was going onto trigger plants and Sundays. I met him by accident. Barium in Melbourne. When visit that I was making. They were is going through the material and he realized PEPs out just wasn't a silly little woman looking at plants for fun and beauty. I really was trying to study them properly and he offered me. They material offered me help so I think if you break the ice with mobile set that time he was on the point to retiring. I must've felt his position wasn't.

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"Something was just around the corner financial merchant that would change the course of his life and in that exchange a lifelong friendship with triggered to Dorothy gala. Lovely to meet you. Thanks for having me what's Level. I'm Dorothy Ericsson Jeweler right Boston's and Enrique's storage. Which is probably why you're here and you're an historian as well. Well I think of mothers for two novice the wasn't born saying mummy and Daddy. I said why how win. Dorothy Erickson born nineteen thirty. Nine is an internationally renowned jewelry designer. We'd always been trained to look things. We'd been trained to search for wildflowers driving a car along a road. Mother would yell. Stop Three Hundred Meters Daddy. We hit the back and there was a little plant. We'd been trained to tell one bird from another one plant from another had enquiring minds. I can days sitting outside with the glass and the piece of cardboard watching a wasp coming in going timing it and catching it and we'd be sent out to catch any in six. That were flying around an mother would put them in a killing jar which was plaster of Paris with cyanide. Gas or something in the bottom. They killed the insects really smartly and then she would send them out to salt and Raymond who was into malicious in Queensland and he would name them now is named for me in a billion for me to nine for me and one nine for Daddy. Life was like that all will be off watching curlers or something over looking for booboo cal's or collecting sandalwood nuts and making things but we've always had great interest in the dresser. We used to make rating from the bulbs of some very big flat leafed one and then walking through the Bush in if the little sticky bits clinging to your legs as you walking through the books are but just got me so you would drawn into the world of kind of risk plant and her fascination them it wasn't just because main when she was doing the awkward but we were all during orchids and winning out of pocket money with pictures the Hukou shows and things like that so all of us drew but there was always the knowledge that we'd never be quite as good as mommy because who could drawings indefinitely much much better than month. So one's always striving to live up to mother but like her who was a prolific teacher artist Historian citizen. Dorothy ease scrape polymath as well a key writer an art historian and author including of the book a joy forever a history of Perth stunning Kings Park Botanical Garden. Beautiful Rose Yes. That one's mother's love your past pink very delicate. Dorothy remember life on the farm. Her parents built ball. God Two hours north of I see was a farmer's wife with all the responsibilities that go with that housework was done on Monday when the rest of the week. Two days was teaching the four bus until it was a school bus and then she had the rest of the time to be able to work and work with what she wanted to do more. She did and work was very much about plants at that time. Yes indeed it was. She got her passion from parts from my great grandmother on the Goldfields in boulder the wonderful flowers at the end up. Great Grandma's garden a great sense of freedom. A wide open landscape. You could see for miles. These is Rica Erickson herself in an interview held in the car of the State Library of Western Australia. And if when you went Bush. Of course a lot lot of trees have been cut down and affect that you could see so so free and easy and wonderful. She started painting wildflowers but when she was out one t school this it was a lady rode a motorbike. Don't mind the dry red earth and like the tawny colors of the dying vegetation the yellows silvery colors and the creamy colors through to the yellows. And the docks draw colors that you get when you see a whole lot of Bush that's just dried of it stirs me as much as the beautiful fresh colors of the Greens and others. Rica was drawing exhibiting art collecting carefully documenting the native plants around her and then she started writing books that really broke new ground and a friends mile. Scientists who were fellow members of the W. I. Naturalists Club Sore her scientific talent and advocated for her meanwhile when Budding Botanist Naval Martin Turn Fifteen and somehow he landed a job as herbarium assistant to one. Mr Charles Gardner. The government botanist head of the Western. Australian herbarium you were there ultimately to be child gardeners dog's body. Yes in a way. Though he was a very independent person he was. He was a Nice Jab. You've been tolerant of young people and probably women as well. Rica contributed an awful lot to the Western Australian herbarium. Lots and lots of space. Men's do you remember Rica Erickson being in touch with the herbarium when you were the two child Gardner the government botanist? Yes I do. I'm a she used to come in and consult things particularly when she was writing the book on the trigger plants West Australia and she would come in and just work through. The fault is very diligently very quiet and she didn't really want to cause waves but Michigan didn't people working on other things in his flora. So I think he probably gave her a little bit of the cold shoulder. Had Chief feel about that? Did she ever talk about that about not being upset about it? You don't really locked. Be Put down. He was the authority and he fought using interfering woman. Why do you think that he was threatened by her? If that's what it was. He wanted to do all the planting Western Australia himself. That of course he wouldn't live long enough to do the twelve thousand and Mukta west of West. They just didn't want to share. He wanted the all the glory for himself. But why do you think a woman lock you? Mom Rick Eriksson would pose a threat to him. She would help him in these codes. I really can't go into the mind of Charles Gardner but he certainly did not like. Mother made lot very difficult for her. In what ways? Well he wouldn't help with naming new plan to helping her if she needed to know what was a new plant or not but Charles Gardner deed. It seems except Rica's donations to the Western Australian herbarium as Laura and I are about to discover okay so we've arrived at the herbarium then he before. Yes I've been a few times in Undergrad and other events and things Hello John. This is lower skates patch. Botany student at University with an Australian Kings Park. Name's Dr John Eastman the curator of the witness train barium which is part of the Department of Biodiversity.

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"And nine and evenly just found out about a but she wrote a book on carnivorous plants. In wwl United Sixty is I graduated high school in two thousand nine. Sorry and then just started a my sort of. Janney to become a botanist. After that say it's just yeah. I just love to learn more about her. So what about if I said? Let's go to the Westralian herbarium and check out some of the specimens. She denied it to Barium. I would love that. The herbarium is a vast library of specimens and seeds sampled from W. is incredible diversity of plants. And let's made a former head of the herbarium I because at one year old botanist Dr Naval margins path crossed Rica Erickson's when he was just a boy. I guess when I was a child. There's a Bush land not far from home and used to go and look at orchids and things like that are really fell in love with a an unseen insectivores plans and I was really fascinated by that. Here was a plant living near my backyard could catch insects and dissolve them and I found that not macabre but really interesting so I proceeded to grow these things when I was quite young around about eleven or twelve. What were those plants they call draw surro- and it so happens the Westralia. The South Western Australia is a real maker. Most of the drivers in the world is fairly worldwide genus on there so many in south Western Australia that it's really remarkable area. A real hot spot for these Sundays and so I had a chance of showing some of these. Some Pot. Plants at wildlife show was in the town hall and in those days knows this particular. One was organized by the famous Harry. Butler look at that bag. Aiding the plan. But that's wrong. Harry Butler the laconic naturalist dictating all cocky. He went on to host cult primetime. Abc TV series in the wild in the late. Nine Seventy S in fact that plant which grows here in this swampy country where the nitrogen is very low makes up its oxygen supply by actually aging bucks it catches them and sticky hairs them and so build up its supply but at the start of the nineteen fifties when Neville margin was a keyed showing his pot plants at the wildlife show Harry was involved in the Wi naturalists club. As was one person came up to me rather thin prim looking lady and I had a label on the plan to one of them. An put used the name draw. Surra return to folio because only had English botany books and that was an English plant and she said owner. That's not that she was very polite but very firm and she said no that's draws stolen if Fra and I said Oh and she told me she was Rica Erickson. She was preparing a book on. These things are nearly died but she was very polite. Very firm and author Hollandia of the wrong name on this terrible but I soon learned. I found her rather frightening but then I was probably shy. And she was just so knowledgeable and so well respected that. I guess I was just a bit intimidated but but she was very polite..

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"Yes Trust Sarah. I can all over the world. I just bought another one. Sorry wearies Navan. I have devoted much time to a class of plants that seemed to have reversed regular order of nature and like avengers of Kingdom have turned upon animals incarcerating and finally killing them whether the plants are really hungry and entrapped the animals for food or whether it is only an example of the wanton destructiveness of nature. I leave the Rita to judge. Mary treat eighteen eighty five throughout history. The great botanical artists have often been women but many of them infect scientists to just without the endorsement of the botanical establishment which often shunned or ignored them. The pint brush deemed more appropriate tool for lady than a microscope. I guess botany has always being an interesting one because I suppose that the study of flowers and plants historically was maybe seen in a bit more of a suitable for for women feminine because of flowers and that sort of thing but still it it was still also quite male dominated. I guess in terms of the scholars in that field throughout history. Well one determined woman on a farm in way belt Western. Australia defied the odds and changed the world sore. Australia's incredible carnivorous plants and listened to artists so with Laura Skates botanical scientists doing her PhD on canvas plants. Right now I am taking you down. Bush trial in pursuit of her story. Oh is that it. Yup Oh cute so this is actually one of the climbing ones that I was just talking about so new sixty centimeters long and it's just spreading out of embankment. He and a lot more of them seem to have caught prey on this one. I think it might be dresser. A Men's Eli address or Krant though. Draw ceramic cram throw or the bridal rainbow with its little sunlight sticky leaves hence the name. Sanju it was a man English naturalist and Biologist Charles Darwin nonetheless who is a first credited with helping us understand that coniferous plants lived off flesh. His particularly interested in is a European species. Coatdress ERA TON. Two folio which he did a lot of his experiments on so he would put different things on the leaves like for example he would put a piece of sand orbit of gloss and not really see any reaction but if you put something like little piece of EG or some meat juices suddenly the plant would have reaction to that and the tentacles would start to wrap around so what he basically showed. Is that these plants are reacting to is that have not gene or protein in them so the plants. I almost instantaneously. They know not. That's a be the sand economy that cheese. I eight that yeah exactly so you know. They don't waste any energy wrapping around something. That's not going to be nutritious day instead. Wraparound when it's going to be something that will give them a good boost of nitrogen. I mean even in my PhD thesis. I go back to Dahlan's original studies and some of his original thoughts and ideas things that with testing to this day and so he really liked the groundwork for set the foundation full of Verse Plant Research But one American woman was on the case of carnivorous plants. Around the same time as Darwin. I will give you my observations on draw. Sarah would have escaped the notice of botanists and she struck up a correspondence with Darwin in a series of letters from eighteen. Seventy one four years before he got to publishing his influential on insect diverse plants. I had two or three species of plants growing window ornaments and soon saw the deal on the folio was a flytrap of considerable. Palo when it comes to reverse plants one of the best women that I kind of came across in my studies was Mary trait and I came across her because he in Child Allen's book insectivores plants. There was a little foot art that talked about what Mary Trait had done to contribute to that particular chapter and I thought wow. Who's Mrs Trait? I WANNA find out more about her de Madame. Your observations and experiments on the sexes of butterflies. Far the best as far as known to me which have ever been made said. There's a great letter. Where don thanks? Mary trait for some observations on dresser. I am glad to hear your observations. On Dresser will be published. The unlucky fly a common housefly. Would no sooner be caught by the sticky? Glands of it would've once commenced to fold about its victims. It folded from the apex to the stem of the lake. After the manner of its nation closer and closer it held the poor flying embrace until it ceased its struggles when it soon became partly absorbed by the plant. Professor Gray will give my observations on this planned in his new edition of how plants grow was most respectfully Mrs Mary. Treat New Jersey December. Twenty eight hundred seventy one. I have attended to this subject during several years and have almost manuscript enough to make a volume but have never yet found time to publish. I am very much obliged. You'RE COURTEOUS LEGEND AND REMAIN DIM Adam yours faithfully. Charles Darwin January five eighteen seventy two. And she also made a really significant contribution when it comes to you trickier as well which is another kind of kind of risk plant. We have in I and all over the world. They commonly known as the Bladder Waltz. And they've got a trap which is kind of like a little bladder with a trap Dole. What she figured out was basically how that trap actually works so there had been ideas before then these blood is might be kind of flotation devices for example and there are ideas that perhaps the insects got stuck in them by pushing their way into the trap but Mary trait spent many hours sitting on a microscope looking at these plants and looking at sex and found that yeah they actually touched a little trigger hair which caused the trump open and the suction force to pull them in. So I guess a me. It inspires me to look more into the history of the field that I'm in of kind of and to find out about all of these amazing women because I think there's a lot of amazing women who have made contributions like that and perhaps not as often acknowledged but it was only last year while at an exhibition of the acclaimed Perth Botanical artist. Filippini Kalinski. Who We heard from last show that Laura stumbled across the name of another carnivorous woman. This one much closer to home and I thought Oh my God how have I never heard about Rica? Erickson before lure ahead picked up the biography of Rica Erickson Fredrika Lucy Ericsson knee Sandilands born tenth of August nineteen hundred night in Boulder Western Australia. She Dodd back in two thousand.

Mary Trait Charles Darwin Australia Sarah Mrs Trait Rita Perth Botanical Filippini Kalinski Verse Plant Research Bush Rica Erickson Fredrika Rica Laura Eli Dodd Erickson Dahlan Krant
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"They gleason gleason and and CREPE CREPE and and climb climb and and snap snap end. end. They They feed feed off off flesh. flesh. Flies Flies Matz Matz any any culinary culinary delight delight by intrepid? by intrepid? Natasha Natasha Mitchell Mitchell back back in the in world's the world's hotspot hotspot for for carnivorous carnivorous plants plants or Western or Western Australia Australia last last week. Show week. Show sit sit sane. sane. Well Well today. today. It's a It's tile a tile full full of twists of twists and and tendrils. tendrils. Yes Yes Trust Trust Sarah. Sarah. I can I all can over all the over world. the world. I just bought I just another bought another one. Sorry one. Sorry wearies wearies Navan. Navan. I I have devoted have devoted much much time time to a to class a class of plants of plants that seemed that seemed to have to reversed have reversed regular regular order order of nature of nature and and like avengers like avengers of of Kingdom Kingdom have turned have turned upon upon animals animals incarcerating incarcerating and finally and finally killing killing them them whether whether the plants the plants are really are really hungry hungry and entrapped and entrapped the animals the animals for food for food or whether or whether it is only it is only an example an example of the of wanton the wanton destructiveness destructiveness of nature. of nature. I leave I leave the Rita the Rita to judge. to judge. Mary Mary treat treat eighteen eighteen eighty eighty five five throughout throughout history. history. The great The great botanical botanical artists artists have have often often been been women women but but many many of them of them infect infect scientists scientists to to just just without without the endorsement the endorsement of of the botanical the botanical establishment establishment which which often often shunned shunned or or ignored ignored them. them. The pint The pint brush brush deemed deemed more more appropriate appropriate tool tool for for lady lady than a than microscope. a microscope. I guess I botany guess botany has always has always being being an interesting an interesting one one because because I suppose I suppose that that the study the study of of flowers flowers and plants and plants historically historically was was maybe maybe seen seen in a bit in more a bit more of a of a suitable suitable for for for women for women feminine feminine because because of flowers of flowers and that and sort that of sort thing of thing but still but still it it it was it still was still also also quite quite male dominated. male dominated. I guess I in guess terms in terms of the of the scholars scholars in that in field that field throughout throughout history. history. Well Well one one determined determined woman woman on a farm on a farm in in way way belt Western. belt Western. Australia Australia defied defied the the odds odds and changed and changed the world the world sore. sore. Australia's Australia's incredible incredible carnivorous carnivorous plants plants and and listened listened to artists to artists so so with Laura with Laura Skates Skates botanical botanical scientists scientists doing doing her PhD her PhD on canvas on canvas plants. plants. Right Right now now I am I taking am taking you down. you down. Bush Bush trial trial in in pursuit pursuit of her of story. her story. Oh Oh is that is that it. it. Yup Yup Oh Oh cute cute so this so is this actually is actually one of one the climbing of the climbing ones ones that I was that just I was talking just talking about about so so new new sixty sixty centimeters centimeters long long and it's and just it's just spreading spreading out of out embankment. of embankment. He He and a and lot more a lot of more them of them seem seem to have to caught have caught prey prey on this on one. this I one. think I think it might it be might dresser. be dresser. A Men's A Men's Eli Eli address address or or Krant Krant though. though. Draw Draw ceramic ceramic cram cram throw throw or or the bridal the bridal rainbow rainbow with its with little its little sunlight sunlight sticky sticky leaves leaves hence hence the name. the Sanju name. Sanju it it was a man was a man English English naturalist naturalist and Biologist and Biologist Charles Charles Darwin Darwin nonetheless nonetheless who is who a first is a first credited credited with helping with helping us understand us understand that that coniferous coniferous plants plants lived lived off off flesh. flesh. His His particularly particularly interested interested in in is a is a European European species. species. Coatdress Coatdress ERA ERA TON. Two TON. folio Two folio which which he did he a lot did of a lot his of experiments his experiments on on so he so would he put would different put different things things on the on leaves the leaves like like for example for example he would he put would put a a piece of piece sand of sand orbit orbit of gloss of gloss and not and really not really see see any any reaction reaction but if but you put if you something put something like like little little piece piece of EG of EG or or some some meat meat juices juices suddenly suddenly the plant the plant would have would reaction have reaction to that to that and and the tentacles the tentacles would start would start to wrap to around wrap around so so what he what basically he basically showed. showed. Is that Is these that plants these plants are reacting are reacting to to is that is that have have not not gene or gene protein or protein in in them them so so the plants. the plants. I I almost almost instantaneously. instantaneously. They know They know not. not. That's a That's be the a sand be the sand economy economy that that cheese. cheese. I I eight that eight that yeah yeah exactly exactly so so you know. you They know. don't They don't waste waste any energy any energy wrapping wrapping around around something. something. That's not That's going not to be going nutritious to be nutritious day instead. day instead. Wraparound Wraparound when when it's going it's to be going something to be something that will give that will give them them a good a good boost boost of nitrogen. of nitrogen. I mean I even mean in even my in my PhD PhD thesis. thesis. I I go go back back to to Dahlan's Dahlan's original original studies studies and and some of some his of original his original thoughts thoughts and ideas and ideas things things that that with with testing testing to this to day this day and and so he so really he really liked the liked groundwork the groundwork for for set the set foundation the foundation full full of Verse of Plant Verse Plant Research Research But one But American one American woman woman was on was the on case the case of carnivorous of carnivorous plants. plants. Around Around the same the time same time as Darwin. as Darwin. I will I give will you give my you observations my observations on draw. on draw. Sarah Sarah would would have escaped have escaped the notice the notice of botanists of botanists and she and she struck struck up a up correspondence a correspondence with Darwin with Darwin in a in series a series of letters of letters from from eighteen. eighteen. Seventy Seventy one one four four years years before before he got he to got publishing to publishing his his influential influential on on insect insect diverse diverse plants. plants. I had I two had two or three or three species species of of plants plants growing growing window window ornaments ornaments and soon and soon saw saw the deal the deal on the on folio the folio was a was flytrap a flytrap of considerable. of considerable. Palo Palo when it comes when it to comes to reverse reverse plants plants one of the one best of the women best women that I that I kind kind of came of came across across in my in my studies studies was was Mary Mary trait trait and I and came I across came across her her because because he he in Child in Child Allen's Allen's book book insectivores insectivores plants. plants. There was There a little was a foot little foot art art that talked that talked about about what what Mary Mary Trait Trait had done had done to to contribute contribute to to that particular that particular chapter chapter and I and thought I thought wow. wow. Who's Who's Mrs Mrs Trait? Trait? I WANNA I find WANNA find out more out about more about her her de Madame. de Madame. Your observations Your observations and experiments and experiments on the on sexes the sexes of butterflies. of butterflies. Far Far the best the best as far as far as known as known to me to me which which have have ever ever been been made made said. There's said. a great There's a great letter. letter. Where Where don don thanks? thanks? Mary Mary trait trait for some for some observations observations on dresser. on dresser. I am I glad am glad to hear to hear your observations. your observations. On Dresser On Dresser will will be be published. The unlucky fly a common housefly. Would no sooner be caught by the sticky? Glands of it would've once commenced to fold about its victims. It folded from the apex to the stem of the lake. After the manner of its nation closer and closer it held the poor flying embrace until it ceased its struggles when it soon became partly absorbed by the plant. Professor Gray will give my observations on this planned in his new edition of how plants grow was most respectfully Mrs Mary. Treat New Jersey December. Twenty eight hundred seventy one. I have attended to this subject during several years and have almost manuscript enough to make a volume but have never yet found time to publish. I am very much obliged. You'RE COURTEOUS LEGEND AND REMAIN DIM Adam yours faithfully. Charles Darwin January five eighteen seventy two.

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"rica erickson" Discussed on Science Friction

"They gleason and CREPE and climb and snap end. They feed off flesh. Flies Matz any culinary delight by intrepid? Natasha Mitchell back in the world's hotspot for carnivorous plants or Western Australia last week. Show sit sane. Well today. It's a tile full of twists and tendrils. Yes Trust Sarah. I can all over the world. I just bought another one. Sorry wearies Navan. I have devoted much time to a class of plants that seemed to have reversed regular order of nature and like avengers of Kingdom have turned upon animals incarcerating and finally killing them whether the plants are really hungry and entrapped the animals for food or whether it is only an example of the wanton destructiveness of nature. I leave the Rita to judge. Mary treat eighteen eighty five throughout history. The great botanical artists have often been women but many of them infect scientists to just without the endorsement of the botanical establishment which often shunned or ignored them. The pint brush deemed more appropriate tool for lady than a microscope. I guess botany has always being an interesting one because I suppose that the study of flowers and plants historically was maybe seen in a bit more of a suitable for for women feminine because of flowers and that sort of thing but still it it was still also quite male dominated. I guess in terms of the scholars in that field throughout history. Well one determined woman on a farm in way belt Western. Australia defied the odds and changed the world sore. Australia's incredible carnivorous plants and listened to artists so with Laura Skates botanical scientists doing her PhD on canvas plants. Right now I am taking you down. Bush trial in pursuit of her story. Oh is that it. Yup Oh cute so this is actually one of the climbing ones that I was just talking about so new sixty centimeters long and it's just spreading out of embankment. He and a lot more of them seem to have caught prey on this one. I think it might be dresser. A Men's Eli address or Krant though. Draw ceramic cram throw or the bridal rainbow with its little sunlight sticky leaves hence the name. Sanju it was a man English naturalist and Biologist Charles Darwin nonetheless who is a first credited with helping us understand that coniferous plants lived off flesh. His particularly interested in is a European species. Coatdress ERA TON. Two folio which he did a lot of his experiments on so he would put different things on the leaves like for example he would put a piece of sand orbit of gloss and not really see any reaction but if you put something like little piece of EG or some meat juices suddenly the plant would have reaction to that and the tentacles would start to wrap around so what he basically showed. Is that these plants are reacting to is that have not gene or protein in them so the plants. I almost instantaneously. They know not. That's a be the sand economy that cheese. I eight that yeah exactly so you know. They don't waste any energy wrapping around something. That's not going to be nutritious day instead. Wraparound when it's going to be something that will give them a good boost of nitrogen. I mean even in my PhD thesis. I go back to Dahlan's original studies and some of his original thoughts and ideas things that with testing to this day and so he really liked the groundwork for set the foundation full of Verse Plant Research But one American woman was on the case of carnivorous plants. Around the same time as Darwin. I will give you my observations on draw. Sarah would have escaped the notice of botanists and she struck up a correspondence with Darwin in a series of letters from eighteen. Seventy one four years before he got to publishing his influential on insect diverse plants. I had two or three species of plants growing window ornaments and soon saw the deal on the folio was a flytrap of considerable. Palo when it comes to reverse plants one of the best women that I kind of came across in my studies was Mary trait and I came across her because he in Child Allen's book insectivores plants. There was a little foot art that talked about what Mary Trait had done to contribute to that particular chapter and I thought wow. Who's Mrs Trait? I WANNA find out more about her de Madame. Your observations and experiments on the sexes of butterflies. Far the best as far as known to me which have ever been made said. There's a great letter. Where don thanks? Mary trait for some observations on dresser. I am glad to hear your observations. On Dresser will be

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"rica erickson" Discussed on Science Friction

Science Friction

07:09 min | 2 months ago

"rica erickson" Discussed on Science Friction

"Region. A third of the world's congress plants of right hundreds of spacey's in the world. Yeah yes and yeah we've got. Yeah maybe a quarter or a third of them here in wwl. Very special. Why why. So many controversies plants in W Y definitely part of the reason. Why would be the fact that we've got such old ancient soil? So you know W is a very ancient landscape and soils have had a long time to have all been nutrients leached away so a lot about plants have had to adapt to get the nutrients in an unusual way and being kind is just one of those ways that they can do it. It's really incredible because we've had such a long history of isolation renowned botanist Dr Naval margin was director of the West Australian herbarium for many years. In fact as you'll hear next week he started as just a boy a boy. Incomplete love with canvas plants. Which is when he first met the extraordinary Rica. Erickson his story. I'm going to be chasing next week. He's lucky enough to even have a kind of risk plant named after a dresser March Anti. I'm totally jealous of that. I have to admit coming from Gondwanaland. When it broke up and USTRALIA move northwards westeners trailer was effectively separated from the rest of the world. Even the rest of Australia and plans to develop their own characteristics. Their own species developed out of a stock which was very Australian and certainly Gondwana origin. And I think what happened? They was the so many issues involved. The flowers and plants a Western Australia in collaboration with all sorts of other organisms fungi. Cetera as well as the animals and pollination in particular that the situation was just right for there to be a fantastic explosion of species in the southwest and draw were amongst those and certainly what happened with outdraws Rozelle son. Jews is that they've really adapted to living in a Mediterranean type climate. That is dry. Summers and wet winters. I watched the alive how they have survived and it's the old the better than the his ancient but also the new when when this been a fire in the new comes through and it is so amazing that the wind has being a fire. And it's just black and then every new plan has its moment of glory then and you can see it and you can find it in. You can see things you've not seen before and you think how long those seeds been sitting there waiting for this moment laws kind. Plants have adapted to Western Australia's extreme climate landscapes in all sorts of wild ways. Yeah so kind of plants that have a lot of them are so well adapted to not only capturing prey but also attracting them some of them use sense slacker. Kind of honey. Lie or milly kind of garbage sort of sent. Some of them have amazing. Uv light sort of patents which insects can say directs them into the TROTTA. Sticky plants adhesive traps sticky. His the pitfall trap little cut with a little lid and insects will climb up the side of the cup. Try and get some NAFTA at the back of the League and then they'll find the rim of the Cup is quite slippery and they will top lane. Yup that's it. Yeah there's a pool of digestive juices just waiting for them. The one that is probably the most famous would be the Venus flytrap. They've got that little snap trap with a leaves shut together really quick around the price. Venus fly traps are endemic to north and South Carolina in the US. We've also got the trickle area. It's like a little kind of Ladda or kind lock bag. I guess with a trap door usually. They're either underwater or in very very moist soil and water will Russian like vacuum that pulls the water in and pulls the prion as well bloody terrifying. Yeah exactly and the last kind The kind of plants that have a corkscrew trap and it's basically like a modified leaf underground. That kind of like a coil. Insects starts going inside the coil. The only way it can go always fullwood because as backwards facing his con back-back creepy. Isn't it the big question of your PhD? Nowadays how can even worse The coniferous plants. That you'll studying. Yeah yes that's it. Yes I I want to know. Basically how much do they actually rely? On the PRI- They capture to get the nutrient say nate. Sorry flies which had address her right. He had to catch them. Yeah I want to see whether there are patents in how kinda verse different kind of I plant saw. Do we say the ones that? Adp are bit less. Ooh We've got a little friend coming to join our interview bobtail Lizard Key. Dd wrestling clock. Dumpy tile thought That's a snake. That's just behind you. We might WANNA pull us the lead so I want to look at how much the kind of plants actually rely on the private that catching because they can get nutrients from the soil three they routes but they can also get nutrients from the pride that they catch what they leaves And I want to see what that nutrient bounce like. And whether there are any patterns you know some kind of response more diverse than others. And why are they? So I'm using stable isotope techniques some elements like nitrogen for example an essential nutrient had different versions of the atom. Some which have an extra neutron in that which just makes them a little bit. Heavier doesn't change them chemically. Just be heavier. If we took a hair sample from vegetarian person and a person that professor eating a lot of mate you would actually see in the head. Different levels of that nitrogen is tarp so the meat eater would have a high level of the heavy a- nitrogen isotope sorry especially the. Add little kind of plants. Don't really seem to be getting a lot of notch from private not that much different to Nankai diverse plants for me. What's interesting is why would they then be? Kinda verse What is because I've had to put a whole lot of Effort and energy into growing carnivorous features. That allow them to consume prion if they not extracting as much nutrient from private in. What's the point of putting that growing energy into something special lot that yeah exactly yeah? Amazing I mean amazing really. Isn't it but you get to do this work. Oh Yeah I feel very very lucky that I've been able to do this research. You talk about the idea of plant blindness a lot.

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"rica erickson" Discussed on The Science Show

The Science Show

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"rica erickson" Discussed on The Science Show

"It is fortunate indeed that scientists really forget intellectual contributions of their predecessors for all comments amateur status had training as a teacher and life as a mother and housewife modern scientists like comments contemporaries continue to acknowledge the importance of her work his studies is still cited in scientific papers today not just for contributions to the study of orchids and pollination but also for her research on birds spiders faz mets and kidneys as well as the impact of missile tori komen herself had knowing authorities about dipping into the territory of professional biologists we nature lovers she told the age newspaper in nineteen fifty my open windows on all aspects of nature even though we may sometimes about on the preserves of the specialist for good reason one of my favorite quotes was that of oliver wendell holmes who said the moon is no man's private property but is seen from a good many paulo in does lohia more ephemeral publications in newspapers and magazines have long been forgotten they surely seeped into the collective consciousness of who many diverted readers at the time paving the way for more modern consents for the natural environment and its protection komen's influences on others have been broad an indirect she kept up a voluminous correspondence with other scientists around the world sending them abundance of samples with which to continue their work and she supported other up and coming students of nature particularly women among her proteges will rica erickson and jean galbraith who wrote that i was almost a school go when i met her while she was a recognized expert and she helped me in many ways it she always treated me as an eight cool and not as the learner i was we loved the same things and that was what matter i should always remember her keen interest in all living things and her enjoyment of beauty galbraith added i liked to remember.

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