Author: A Johnson

The Science of Autumn Leaves

Autumn has well and truly arrived as deciduous trees hold on to their remaining leaves of yellow, orange, brown and red, while the fallen leaves form mounds below the tree’s soon to be...

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The UK’s most dangerous seaside fish

The sun has emerged, the wind is still and the rain is nowhere to be seen, a perfect day for a trip to the beach. Wading into the shallows you can feel the...

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Where have the greenfinches gone?

Where have the greenfinches gone?

Amongst the hustle of a garden feeding station the flash of olive green would alert you to the presence of a greenfinch, perching on the hanging bird feeder, using its specially designed bill...

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UK mammals back from the brink

UK mammals back from the brink

Following on from last week’s article about UK birds this piece looks at mammals in the UK which were once extinct or close to it in many UK counties and are now making...

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UK birds back from the brink

UK birds back from the brink

Throughout centuries human interference has had a substantial effect on bird populations. Many species became extinct in the UK before important schemes were put in place to bring them back from the brink,...

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Is habitat in Scotland too fragmented for lynx reintroduction?

Is habitat in Scotland too fragmented for lynx reintroduction?

Reintroducing keystone species is currently a well debated conservation topic, with the reintroduction of lynx to the United Kingdom being at the forefront. With human infrastructure, especially roads, and remaining forest located in...

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