Botanist began recording in Fall of 2009. The initial framewor k for this project was to make songs in the theme described above and by using only drums, v ocals, and hammer dulcimer. The songs of Botanist are told from the perspective of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. In his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, which he calls the Verdant Realm, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company o f the Natural world, and envisioning the destruction of man. There, seated upon his throne of Velt heimia, The Botanist awaits the day when humans will either die or kill each other off, which will allow plants to make the Earth green once again. Botanist’s on stage lineup is currently Otrebor (dulcimer), Toorpand (bass), Daturus (drums), Cynoxylon (vocals and harmonium).