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.