Welcome to Buds in The News!
When the original “Bugs” in the News website was created in the 1990′s, as www.bugsinthenews.com, it was intended to serve as a repository of information on bugs and animals found in Texas. Over the first few years, the information on that website was broadened to include more and more organisms, including botanicals. In 2009 we created a new website devoted strictly to animal life, and named it bugsinthenews.info, then, in 2010, we created Buds In The News.info, and devoted it strictly to botanicals, or plant life. As with bugsinthenews.info, this new website’s geography–which was originally limited to Texas–has been broadened to include all of North America, plus those special herbs and botanicals that are not native to this continent but are often used and even grown here.
Buds In The News.Info uses a new theme and format from the original BugsInTheNews.Com. Navigation is simplified by providing, on the lefthand side of each page and posting, a listing of the common names and taxons of the organisms being studied. Hold your cursor over one of these categories and a descriptive balloon describing the category’s meaning will pop up. Clicking on a category will automatically take you to a listing of the posts related to that category, so you can click on one or more of those posts to study them separately.
The information provided here is constantly being updated. It is intended to cover each botanical in considerable background detail, in terms of biology, anatomy, appearance, habits, and other features of importance. This background detail is then bolstered with contemporary reports, supplied by viewers and contributors, regarding how these botanicals are impacting the environment, and the way the environment and the other organisms within it impact the particular botanical.