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Sand spurrey

Sand spurrey (Spergularia rubra) is found on sandy and lime-free ground in much of Great Britain, although it is absent in Scotland and Ireland. It is the only species of spurrey that grows inland in Britain. It is a sprawling plant with many stem
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Posted in Science on January 30, 2016

Dappled white butterfly

The dappled white butterfly (Euchloe ausonia) is only found in southern Europe where it inhabits flowery meadows up to around 2000 metres. There are three varieties of dappled white, the commonest being the one that is found at lower latitudes. Th
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Posted in Animals on January 30, 2016

Thyme-leaved sandwort

Thyme-leaved sandwort (Arenaria serpyllifolia) is found in all parts of Great Britain apart from the far north. It grows on walls, cliff-tops, chalk downland and arable land. It is a sprawling bushy plant that is grey-green in colour. It grows to
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Posted in Science on January 30, 2016

Sea sandwort

Sea sandwort (Honkenya peploides) is found all round the coast of Great Britain, especially on sandy beaches above the high water mark, where it helps in the creation of sand dunes. It has fleshy bright green leaves and creeping stems. It grows to
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Posted in Science on January 30, 2016

Procumbent pearlwort

Procumbent pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) is common throughout Britain on lawns, banks and grass verges. It is also found alongside footpaths. The connection to pearls is not immediately apparent when viewing the plant, although it might have been
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Posted in Science on January 29, 2016

Upright chickweed

Upright chickweed (Moenchia erecta) is an unusual and somewhat strange plant. It can be found in England and Wales on sea-cliffs, dunes and rocky pastures, but it is not particularly abundant. What makes it strange is that it is difficult to relat
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Posted in Science on January 29, 2016


Clams are bivalves, which means that they have two shells that protect their soft bodies. These are left open when the clam is feeding on the tiny animals and plants that float in seawater, but snap tightly shut when danger threatens. Clams
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Posted in Animals on January 29, 2016

Common chickweed

Common chickweed (Stellaria media) lives up to its name in all respects. It is a weed that is the bane of many gardeners, it can be used to feed chickens, and it is extremely common! It has branched, leafy stems that sprawl across the ground, alth
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Posted in Science on January 29, 2016


The name dormouse derives from its habit of spending much of its time asleep – ‘dor’ comes from the French ‘dormir’, meaning ‘to sleep’ (the scientific name of this animal is Muscardinus avellanarius). The
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Posted in Animals on January 28, 2016

Bladder campion

Bladder campion (Silene vulgaris) is found in most parts of the British Isles but is rarer the further north one goes. It grows both on cultivated and on waste land. It throws up erect, usually hairless, stems to a maximum height of 36 inches (90
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Posted in Science on January 28, 2016

Comments (32)

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January 11, 2016, 3:30 PM

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January 7, 2016, 10:58 AM

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