Author: James Common

Top 10 Facts: Waxwing

Winter visitor. Waxwings are winter visitors to Britain, migrating here from their breeding grounds in the boreal forest belt that stretches from Scandinavia, through Russia and across parts of North America. The numbers that...

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Top blogs on nature, wildlife and the environment

For some odd reason, the previous blogs I have published highlighting other great environmental bloggers [here, here and here] have been some of my most popular to date. For this reason, I thought I would put...

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Top 10 Facts: Fly Agaric

Infamous. Amantia muscaria is one of the most recognisable fungi in the world. A recent study by European scientists, during which subjects were shown images of various mushrooms, found that respondents successfully identified the species...

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Top 10 Facts: Long-eared Owl

For more from the author of this post, you can check out his personal blog to read other posts in the ‘Top 10 Facts’ series. Among these, articles on the Tawny Owl, Mallard,...

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Top 10 Facts: Willow Tit

Late discovery. The Willow Tit and the much more abundant Marsh tit are incredibly difficult to tell apart, even by professional birders. They are so similar, in fact, that they were once mistakenly...

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Top 10 Facts: Lords and Ladies

Unwelcome guests. In Theatrum Botanicum, published in 1629 by John Parkinson, the author lists two recipes for Wild Arum (otherwise known as Lords and Ladies), suggesting that small pieces of the root can...

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Top 10 Facts about the Yew

Historic significance. One of the oldest wooden artefacts ever discovered by modern humans was made from Yew – a spearhead found in Essex dated at approximately 450,000 years of age. This particular spearhead was...

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