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June saw the publication of a hybrid flora of Britain and Ireland. The book is authored by the luminaries of British botany Clive Stace, Chris Preston and David Pearman, with contributions from many botanists whose expertise extends into the esoteric world of … Continue reading
4. Saproxylic Mosses & Liverworts This is the fifth in a series of posts exploring the mosses and liverworts (bryophytes) of Whiteknights campus. The first three posts described the rich flora of bryophytes growing on trees (epiphytes) on campus, while the second described some … Continue reading
The Whiteknights campus is absolutely packed with excellent fungi this month. I’m out and about doing assignments almost everyday and I’ve had to add fungi forays to my list of new hobbies since beginning MSc Species ID and Survey Skills. … Continue reading
Some of you may have noticed changes taking place this year in the Walled Garden, which have been undertaken to house some special new residents! The campus is now home to three honeybee colonies, with around 50,000 bees per hive, … Continue reading
Camassia, variously known as Camas Lily, Quamash, Indian Hyacinth and Wild Hyacinth is a handsome lily-like plant native of North America and currently looking magnificent in the Harris Garden and elsewhere on campus.
Winter is here and with it we have left behind my dear biotrophic fungus, the powdery mildew (PM). Requiring plant material to source nutrients to grow and reproduce means that with the dropping of leaves, characteristic of ‘Fall’, PMs must … Continue reading
Over the next few months I will be bringing you up to speed with the, increasingly specific, workings of powdery mildews (PMs) (Erysiphales) present on the University of Reading, Whiteknights, campus during the past year. Records and sitings on campus … Continue reading
Hello to all readers and fellow contributors! I’m Torin and I’m currently in my third year, studying Zoology. I’m also another fortunate individual who has been given the opportunity to write blogs for this project! So what is out there? … Continue reading
Hi! My name’s Conor, and I’m a third year Biologist. I intend for my contribution to this blog to consist of a review of existing literature that might denote the biodiversity we would expect to find on Whiteknight’s Campus (to … Continue reading
Hi, I’m Maddy and I am one of the undergraduate students blogging here about our work for our final year research projects.