Guineafowl and Turkey are well known birds of the Order Galliformes. This is part four looking at species in the Order. Where would we be without the Turkey at Christmas and Thanksgiving ? Both these-
European Larch and the Bald Cypress recognizing these trees with the aid of images,text and descriptions. The intention of this series 'A Study of Trees' is to help those interested in trees to identi
A look at this species and its past and present medicinal and culinary uses. Description and images. Notes and observations from past herbalists and physicians. The beautiful blooms enhance ----------
Grasshopper Warbler is another in the series of European birds. Lifestyle, breeding, images/description. Nest and eggs. this elusive and secretive bird of the undergrowth is in decline in the UK, and
The American mink is a beautiful animal once well prized for its fur. Fur farming saw this animal brought 0ver to the UK in great numbers . Inevitably they escaped into the countryside to cause-------
This is the second in the series How plants live and thrive. Here we review the function and purpose of the foliage. Images,descriptions. Botanical and Latin terms explained. -----
Roots and rhizomes takes a look at the function and purpose of various types of the root systems of plants. Botanical phrases explained. there are images of the plants and of some ofthe root systems.
A look at how plants regenerate themselves. Along with many images of the plants and fruit.
In this article I review daisy like cultivars and look at their wild relatives , their medicinal and culinary uses. Images , descriptions and Latin names explained.
Another in the series looking at the daisy family cultivars, and, there wild relatives. In this one I review the Mayweeds and their allies. descriptions/images. Latin names explained, along with uses.
This article reviews the thistles and their relatives. Images and descriptions of this fascinating group of plants. medicinal and culinary uses are included where relevant.
We are all familiar with the pinks and carnations that we admire growing in the garden. here we review a selection of them and their wild relatives. Images and descriptions. Life cycle and uses.
The elegant alder tree is steeped in myths and legends and has many uses now and in the past. description of the tree and with images and description of the Latin and common names
Description, images sand historical uses of the holly tree. Latin names explained.