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Dr M’s yellow flower plant ID quiz – the answers

As part of Dr M’s “are you getting enough botany?” campaign, Dr M has posted the second of his spring plant ID quizzes, the yellow flower quiz.


Dr M’s yellow flower plant ID quiz

Dr M asks: Are you getting enough Plant ID? As part of  Dr M’s “are you getting enough botany?” campaign, Dr M has prepared the next of his spring plant ID quizzes, this is the yellow flower quiz.


Dr M’s white flower quiz – the answers

As part of Dr M’s one man (or one doctor) “are you getting enough botany?” campaign, Dr M has posted the first of his spring plant ID quizzes, the white flower quiz.


“…zoologists are villainous Dr Evils determined to destroy the Earth” says University Lecturer

Dr M is delighted to introduce this typically non-contentious guest post from fellow botanist John H Warren


Are you getting enough botany? Dr M’s white flower plant ID quiz

New research shows that the oft-quoted 5-a-day fruit and veg may not be enough to ward off disease and even premature death, but rather, 7-10 is much better.


Botanical (and zoological) illustration

Dr M is planning a series of posts on talented botanical illustrators and, just to be contrary, the first of these deals with zoological illustration, but with a botanical twist!


Spring has definitively sprung, springed and even sproinged!

Yes, you don’t need Dr M to tell you spring has arrived, the botany tells us that loud and clear – wherever we look there’s a feast of spring flowers to confirm the fact and to enjoy! Here is a sweet little posy of spring flowers gathered from a local Nature Reserve by Earley Environmental Group for the Biodiversity in Berkshire event in March
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Inspiring the next generation of botanists TODAY!

Dr M attended the UK PlantSci 2014 meeting in York, 31st March 2014.


Botany is dead, long-live eXtreme botany!

Last year Dr M was struck by an article entitled“The Death of Botany” in the “Rant and Reason” section of the June 2013 edition of the magazine of the British Ecological Society.  In this rant, Dr Markus Eichhorn, botanist at the University of Nottingham, bemoaned the loss of botany degree programmes from UK Universities.


Reading Science week

Reading Science Week was well worth the wait! A feast of scientific delight was on offer, Dr M hopes you joined in and enjoyed the fun!