Category Archives: Biology
How many non-native species do you think there are in the UK? Ten? Fifty? A few hundred? Keep going upwards…
With the rain continuing to fall I was wondering what I could write about today. Surely not another wildfowl photo?
Day 26 is really a second part to Day 25, coming from the first ever Local Nature Reserve, established in 1952. Aberlady Bay.
Today is World Wetlands Day, an annual event run by the Ramsar Convention for the past twenty years to recognise the importance of wetland habitats. For 2017 the focus is on the value of these habitats to humanity, so I’m … Continue reading
Since we have been covering common birds in this run of MBOW, it seems only right to turn to our most common of all; the House Sparrow. Yet its perennial status on the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch list masks a … Continue reading
Unlike last week’s entry, this week we have a bird that is beyond any doubt brown. It is the quintessential ‘little brown job’. It is the Dunnock. But does ‘brown’ mean ‘boring’?
When I was younger I used to think about dinosaurs a lot. I’d think about how they lived and interacted, what they might have looked like, all the usual things. But I also used to wonder about extinction. Did they … Continue reading
An unintended consequence of yesterday’s post was that I found myself in a discussion on Facebook regarding how long it took a Goldcrest to fly across the North Sea between England and Scandinavia.
With the happy confluence of a much-needed day off work, and some decent weather, it seemed sensible to get out of the house and do a little birdwatching. There were a few options, but in the end I decided to … Continue reading
A tweet by Maya Plass has reminded me that for ages I’ve been meaning to do a blogpost about one of my favourite nature myths. So here goes, and apologies to those who know it already. What is in a name? … Continue reading