Hi! I’m Jordan…. but you might ask who is Jordan? I am a full time college student pursuing a career in a field few venture in. No it isn’t botany like one reading this would suspect. My passion and love for the botanical world is only one part of me and more of a side passion. My passion is for the world that is not often seen by the human eye like forest or fields but when you look at this world you often see a reflection of yourself. It is not some philosophical world or passion, it is the world underwater with which I seek to journey into. I study fish and the realm they call home! I am from rural Southeastern Ohio which is consumed by streams and forests which nurtured my love for them both. I have been seeking a career in this type of field since I was a child and it shows to me how dreams can come true if only you work hard and say to yourself…. have courage dear heart!

I may study fish and wish to spend my life working with them, but they are not the topic here. Here we talk and look at the botanical aspects of our world! In doing so I feel as it would be absurd to not share with my readers my favorite plant. I will say I favor trees and one that I really enjoy is the catalpa tree! To me these very broad-leaved trees are exceptionally beautiful and unique. Beyond trees there is something that greatly interest me about the natural world more so than anything else and that is the interactions that take place between the biotic and abiotic members of the natural world! I will never stop being in awe and utterly fascinated by the vast amount of complex interactions that take place every second of every day! The natural world is endless in its ability to provide hope and perspective and wonder in the minds of us! With that I leave it to you to seek what the natural world can tell you. Thanks for reading…

-Jordan