Patterns in Nature or The Fibonacci Sequence

The DP of Pattern reminds me of a PBS show that I watched a while back. It was about mathematics and patterns in nature. I couldn’t remember what it was called so I looked it up. It’s called the Fibonacci Sequence or The Golden Ratio.  It was completely fascinating to me!

“The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggests its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe. The Fibonacci sequence starts like this: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on forever. Each number is the sum of the two numbers that precede it. It’s a simple pattern, but it appears to be a kind of built-in numbering system to the cosmos.”     The Fibonacci sequence in nature.

Fibonacci numbers in nature.

Here are some examples in nature photos I’ve taken.

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One of my most surprising finds (for a number of reasons) was the thistle bud. I’d never realized how incredible they are! I hope to get out this spring and get better photos of them.

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