A family friend from Panama shared two great childhood stories about the sensitive plant: (1.) They would run around trying to get the entire field to close up at once, and (2.) During #HideAndSeek, they knew which direction a friend walked by the way the plant closed. 🤯 https://t.co/rQiqP8E2ZX
Scott P. Egan @scottpegan
Mimosa pudica is called the 'sensitive plant' b/c touching it triggers a release of water from the cells in the stem that causes a drop in pressure & the leaves to fold up. This is called seismonastic movement. #nature https://t.co/YAf5j9vGIO
Mimosa pudica is called the 'sensitive plant' b/c touching it triggers a release of water from the cells in the stem that causes a drop in pressure & the leaves to fold up. This is called seismonastic movement. #nature https://t.co/YAf5j9vGIO
Yellow-throated toucans (Ramphastos ambiguus) calling to each other across the rainforest in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano 🌋 in Costa Rica. https://t.co/lvYO9IJmir
Acacia tree tended by ants 🐜 in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. #mutualism https://t.co/ctOEhtu8Kh
Happy Thanksgiving from Costa Rica!
May your beer be cold & your day be sunny & bright! 🍺 ☀️ 🇨🇷 https://t.co/IngZjNtGqo
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