Violet leaf tea anyone?
Fancy a naturally occurring low caffeine version of coffee – then why not try this flavoursome alternative?
A depressing story from a disillusioned nature conservationist or is it?
Are you good at silviculture asks Julian Evans former Professor of Forestry at Imperial College. I was amused to see that the long-haired reprobate standing at the back of the picture of work going on at Kielder Forest was me 🙂
Where have all the insects gone? A long read – but very interesting
If you have a wood burning stove or use firewood, do make sure you aren’t putting something beautiful on the fire 🙂
Have you ever wondered about those iridescent insects? Wonder no more
Excellent and fun guide to insect Orders from Ray Cannon
The World’s Most Interesting Insects – new book – some glorious pictures included in the review
Here be Dragons – I’ve linked this one because my late Mother came from Washington, County Durham and her party piece when I was a kid was a dialect version of The Lambton Worm. If you don’t know it, here it is by Bryan Ferry, who went to the same school as my Mum (albeit 15 years after her), but I think my Mum’s version was much better 🙂