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Tree of the month: Willow

This photograph of willow leaves, provided to the Centre for Biosciences Imagebank by Prof Paul F. Brain at the University of Wales, Swansea, illustrates an instalment in my Tree of the Month series. I base this series (‘ogham’ tag) loosely … Continue reading

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Tree of the month: Alder

The moon was full last night. So according to my favourite version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’, we’re now halfway through the Month of the Alder. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this series. … Continue reading

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Tree of the month: Rowan

A few nights ago the moon was new. So according to this version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’ extended into 2013, we’re now in the Month of the Rowan. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts … Continue reading

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Beatrix Potter the naturalist and farmer

Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) is loved all over the world for the children’s stories she wrote and illustrated. She was also a great naturalist and farmer. Miss Potter’s writing and painting made her wealthy by the time she married … Continue reading

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Replanting the elm trees?

Elm trees (Ulmus spp.) contribute beauty and diversity to landscapes in the British Isles. There are four elm species whose leaves are eaten by several species of butterfly larvae. One of those butterflies is the White Letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album) … Continue reading

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Lichens

Lichens are fascinating but often overlooked. They’re important in many ecosystems including our irreplaceable ancient woodlands, valued highly by the Woodland Trust. The British Lichen Society promotes the study of this everyday, often beautiful group of symbiotic organisms. You can … Continue reading

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