Author: Maisie

Avoiding Competition: An Animal’s Guide

Whilst competition between animals can occur, whether between individuals of the same species or different, where possible competition is avoided. This is due to the energy expenditure and often risk of death associated...

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Wet Woodlands

Why do people never visit a woodland in the rain? This is the biggest wet woodland woe of them all. She misses her chance to show off her shades of green, yellow and...

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Mini Mushroom Guide: Shaggy Inkcap

Encased in ancient broadleaf woodland trees of elm, oak, ash, birch, poplar and more; these fairy houses emerge. The homes of the fairies here, are protected by the watchful eye of the red...

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The Nature of London

From Her Majesty’s Swans to feral Parakeets, Hyde Park has its fair share of wildlife, and the community is thriving. Entering the park at the Royal Albert memorial (definitely worth a look!) onto...

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Autumn Sun

Do you ever look at the Sun and think, ‘How sad?’ It is a feeling associated with Autumn. How odd it is that the Sun, an everlasting and constant form, can be perceived...

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Summer Past

Snails clung to the slippery stems of the plant. Leaves were stained and dripped with the tears of the clouds and I trundled past in my wellington boots, out for a morose walk...

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#PatchChat: Creatures of the Wood

On deciding to take my Border Collie for a ‘leg stretching session’, I had the urge to take my camera and photograph…everything! The dragonfly photographed is (I believe) known as a Common Darter....

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