The asteroid impact that ended the reign of dinosaurs 66 million years ago also caused 45% of plants in what is now Colombia to go extinct, and it made way for the reign of flowering plants in modern tropical rainforests.
Gorse is important for invertebrates.
It is a widespread flower of ponds, marshes, damp meadows, ditches and wet woodland and is a conspicuous spring flower.
What to look for when out walking.
New time-lapse videos capture something that’s too slow for our eyes to see
“Ultimately, the source of free oxygen in the Earth System is photosynthesis, but that is the result of a chemical balance in the biosphere and hydrosphere that operates at the surface and just beneath it in sediments. “
The Earth’s ability to absorb nearly a third of human-caused carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming.
Megan Taylor (Wild Orkney Walks) took us on a delightful virtual walk from Finstown up to Loch Wasdale as part of the Orkney Foraging Fortnight.
Naturalist and Conservationist Dan Puplett took us on a virtual walk on Saturday 29th of August as part of the Orkney Foraging Fortnight.
“Nature surprises me, again and again. “