Pick & Mix 53 – pandemics, thanotosis, cats, going to work when you shouldn’t, salted sloes, dangerous grapefruit, butterflies, rapid evolution in flowers and Georgina Mace

Pandemics are not just for animals – trees are suffering too

How do you know when an insect is dead?

Environmental protection laws allow for harm to the environment. For far too long, harm to “others” has only really considered humans. The link to the original paper is here

When it comes to letting cats out it turns out that there are five types of cat owner ranging from the concerned protector to the laissez-faire landlord

When being there costs the economy more than not being there – presenteeism

Some plants are changing the ultraviolet profiles of their flowers to make sure that pollinators can still find them despite climate change

If you are interested in how appearance dates for UK butterfly species have changed since 1976, then here are the data

Most people have heard about sloe gin, but have you ever tried salt-fermented sloes?  Here is a recipe from Jeff Ollerton, perhaps better known as a pollinator ecologist, but also not afraid to think outside the box J

All about citrus and especially why grapefruit and whatever medication you are on, might not mix well

Very nice obituary about my former colleague Georgina Mace – conservation scientists extraordinaire

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  1. Cat owners here, where there are many, are laissez faire and the result is a loss of wildlife and an inability to grow vegetables as the little darlings use the seed bed as a litter tray.
    The grapefruit story is a staple of drug metabolism lectures for pharmacologists and pharmacists..

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