Diagnosis: botanist

While on my road trip last week,  I set the following autoreply to my email:

Hello!  I’m in the field botanizing until April 11, and will have limited access to email until then.  I will respond to your message when I get back.

Perfectly natural to me, but apparently it led to a few good natured chuckles among the reptile / bird / anything-but-plants folks here at the University of Ottawa.  Not everyone agrees that ‘to botanize’ is a verb.

Shortly after my return, I came across this poem by the Illinois Botanizer.  I think I might be a botanist.

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