Sheep are prey animals with a strong gregarious instinct, and a majority of sheep behaviors can be understood in these terms. The dominance hierarchy of Ovis…

Coccinella 7-punctata Approximately 6mms long Found throughout the U.K. March to October Food: Aphids It is very difficult to tell the males from the females……

Fritillaria meleagris The flower has a chequered reddish-brown, purple, white and grey colouration, sometimes mostly white. It flowers from March to May and…

Tulip mania or tulipomania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily…

Salix caprea Goat willow The scientific name, and the common name Goat Willow, probably derive from the first known illustration of the species in Hieronymus…

Arrived in the Midlands for a week with my mum. Hopefully the weather will be good and I will be able to take her out into the wonderful local parkland.

Set-Aside Set-aside is a term for land that farmers are not allowed to use for any agricultural purpose. It was introduced by the EEC in 1992 as part of a…

Tulips Sylvia Plath The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here. Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in I am learning peacefulness, lying by…

As I post this I am listening to the breaking news of the devastating earthquake in Japan. This post is dedicated to the Japanese people.
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