Category: Plants

Why Brambles are Brilliant

Bramble, briar, thorn-bush, blackberry, Rubus fruticosus; all names for a widespread and vigorous plant with arching stems coated in needle-sharp thorns whose success as a species has brought it into regular conflict with...

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Fragrant flower or invasive thug?

We’d been walking for twenty minutes or so with plenty to see:  a wooded garden with a drift of early snowdrops scattered across the grass like confetti, the winter sunshine percolating through the...

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6 Reasons I Spend Time In Nature

I spend the majority of my free time outdoors: birding, writing, taking pictures, recording, watching and, occasionally, ambling absent any particular aim. For me, the wilds that lie beyond my front door are...

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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 Pollination Crisis…

It’s strange to think that a creature of approximately 18mm long can impact our lives so much, but bees play a huge part in our lives. Overlooked, the bee needs to start being...

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