Tag Archives: hazel

Early spring flowers

Not only are flowers lingering late this year – as mentioned by Chris Foster in his recent blog – but some plants seem to think it’s spring already!   This hazel, seen in the wilderness on the 16th December, is … Continue reading

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Shuttlecocks – fungi designed them first!

At this time of year the fruiting bodies of the powdery mildew species, Phyllactinia guttata, are easy to find on the underside of hazel leaves (Corylus avellana) on campus. The minute fruiting bodies – known as clasmothecia – can be seen as … Continue reading

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In the lurch about silver birch?

Around campus there are many native British trees, including members of the Betulaceae or birch family.

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