Tag Archives: Linnaeus

From The North To The East

One of the most touching (and certainly the most unexpected) displays in the newly refurbished Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is a glass cabinet full of knitted hats. Advertisements

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The Naming Of Plants

An interesting article by Lia Leendertz in the September issue of the RHS journal, The Garden, about the importance, simplicity and universality of Latin nomenclature for plants: she and her Flemish hosts were able to converse (up to a point … Continue reading

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Our Feathered Friends

The weekend of 26-7 January was the weekend of the Great Garden Birdwatch in the UK. Organised by the wildlife charity, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, it is a survey which enables the RSPB to get an … Continue reading

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The Immortal Banks

Not again, I hear you groan! This woman needs help – always rambling on about Sir Joseph Banks, even when he isn’t the ostensible subject of the blog.

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