Sexual Deception

All plants have a strategy for reproduction but that of the Bee orchid is especially interesting. It has developed so that in appearance it resembles a female bee – the pink sepals to the back of the flower resemble wings while the three petals to the front are extremely modified: two are short and stumpy … Continue reading Sexual Deception

That’s Not Waste Ground!

A factory close to us was demolished some years back with the intention that the area would be redeveloped. Then came the economic recession and the redevelopment - grand hotel, leisure facilities etc - never arrived and the areas was simply left to nature - waste ground? Nature abhors a vacuum - so said Aristotle … Continue reading That’s Not Waste Ground!