At 9am sharp today the tropical glasshouse was invaded by a hush of Librarians. Led by the intrepid Helen Hathway (Head of Academic Liaison and Support) and guided by our biology subject specialist Tim Chapman more than 20 members of the library team explored the themed plant display. Showing rather less enthusiasm to dip their arms shoulder deep in murky pond water than the children from our recent 71st Beavers troop visit there was still evident interest in the tiny balloon whisk hairs on the water ferns that keep them afloat and there were gasps of surprise when a straggling green vine was dug to show plump sweet potatoes underneath.
- University librarians enjoy the Dew(e)y atmosphere | Tropical Biodiversity on Ipomoea batatas – Sweet Potato or When is a potato not a potato?
- A visit from 71st Beavers | Tropical Biodiversity on Mimosa pudica: U Can’t Touch This!
- A visit from 71st Beavers | Tropical Biodiversity on The bitter sweet story of sugar cane Saccharum officinarum
- A visit from 71st Beavers | Tropical Biodiversity on Ipomoea batatas – Sweet Potato or When is a potato not a potato?
- A visit from 71st Beavers | Tropical Biodiversity on Oryza sativa: A Résumé of Rice
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