Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pine Cones

In 2006 & 2010 I wrote about the Fibonacci Sequence. This mathematical sequence is quite dramatic in seashells, but it is also evident in the structure of pine cones. When I walk the Hammock Hills Nature Trail I pass numerous pine cones lying along the path, and I always think of this fascinating sequence. You can see it in the spiral pattern in the photo below.

To read the other two blog posts, and learn more about Fibonacci and his sequence, just click on this link:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2013 Portsmouth Island Christmas Bird Count. You can read it here:


  1. Bill Walker8:08 AM

    Reminds me everything has a purpose. All things are significant. Numbers are fascinating.
    Bill Walker

  2. Anonymous5:06 PM

    and some people are convinced that there is NO God..............