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Hello from Alice

Hello, my name is Alice Nette-Thomas. I am a first-year undergraduate studying Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at Reading University. I am volunteering in the University‚Äôs Herbarium because species identification skills are something many Ecology graduates lack and I would like … Continue reading

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Looking down 2

Under some of the oak trees on campus, as well as the fallen leaves, tiny pale discs are appearing. Sometimes these are present in large numbers. They show up particularly well on tarmac pavements. These are button galls which were … Continue reading

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A walk around the Whiteknights Lake

Whilst this walk did not encompass the entire lake as the rain came down hard part way through, I did manage to find a small selection of plants with which to update the records of whiteknights biodiversity. Mostly plain and … Continue reading

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A Walk through the Wilderness 15th October 2014

As part of my time volunteering at the University Herbarium, I will be attempting to document some of the species on campus, in order to update the WB blog species list. To start me off, as I am as yet … Continue reading

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Whiteknights Flower Rich Campus

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Victoria Wickens from the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER) has kindly provided a series of photos taken on campus over the summer.

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A Selection of Plants on the Whiteknights Campus – October 2014

Building on the success of the species lists of Whiteknights Biodiverisity, the aim here is simply to get up to date information on what is on the Whiteknights Campus right now. Here follows a brief list of some of the … Continue reading

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Ideal home or revolting distortion?

If you need a safe place to live, why not get a home built to your own specifications? That’s what the larvae of¬†Dasineura sisymbrii, a kind of gall midge do. The presence of the larvae amongst the developing flower buds … Continue reading

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