Pick & Mix 55 – carbon footprints, magic mushrooms, ecological fiction, royal rewilding, fluffy pterosaurs, invasive toads and much more

Offsetting your carbon footprint is not as simple as some think

The mystery of feather origins: how fluffy pterosaurs have reignited debate

Science isn’t broken –  It’s just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for.

The diet of invasive toads in Mauritius has some rare species on the menu

Liberty cap: the surprising tale of how Europe’s magic mushroom got its name

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are used to test vaccines?

Some great ecological fiction, from Barbara Kingsolver to the Moomins

Should the Queen rewild Balmoral?

Wonderful moths

The more species of bird you see the happier you feel – link to actual paper here

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2 responses to “Pick & Mix 55 – carbon footprints, magic mushrooms, ecological fiction, royal rewilding, fluffy pterosaurs, invasive toads and much more

  1. I’m quite surprised to read about gutteral toads in Mauritius, which I’ve never heard of. But as an Australian I know all about cane toads and their wicked ways.

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  2. Jonathan Wallace

    I love Barbara Kingsolver’s novels and Prodigal Summer is probably my favourite. I was less convinced by Flight Behaviour though – not up to her best standards.

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