Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 23, 2022

Happy National Fibonnaci Day!

from the National Park Service

Fibonnaci…what? Leonardo Fibonacci (c. 1170 – c. 1240–50) introduced the Hindu-Arabic number system to Europe which included zero. He also recognized patterns in nature with a number sequence where each number is the sum of the previous 2 numbers. Thus-0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13 etc. This pattern shows up in the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower and a pinecone, the curve of a snail shell, and the spiral arms of DNA and galaxies.
Next time you find a cone on the trail, or a shell on the beach, take a moment to enjoy your connection to this universal pattern!

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