Two Books for Sharing

Over the winter months I have read and enjoyed two stunning and very different books, one at the start of winter and one at the end, that each spoke to me and the way I view and interact with natural things. We all have sources that we enjoy and learn from, but these two are ones that I want to share and encourage all my friends to try to find and read too (it [...]

By |2018-03-21T17:26:58+00:00March 21st, 2018|biology, books, conservation, plants|0 Comments

Nerds Corner …

Idle Thoughts … on the common naming of plants and animals. Life needs rules - trust me, it does.   As we all know, it is standard practice to capitalise the common names of birds (because not all blue birds are Bluebirds) but we generally don’t do so for plants. Thus Blue Jay and not blue jay. The media mostly ignore this convention, but the media are wrong to do so. If using Latin names [...]

By |2017-07-30T11:25:52+00:00July 25th, 2017|biology, nomenclature|0 Comments