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Species of the month – mycorrhizal fungi – a 400 million year partnership

When early plants started to colonise the land, 410 to 440 million years ago, they had a problem. While the nutrients they needed to grow moved to them in the water, on land they had to move to the nutrients. … Continue reading

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Species of the month – heather

The name is so closely associated with Scotland that it seems part of the very fabric of the nation. Whisky, bagpipes, red deer stags, porridge, heather: each might seem to have aspects of cliché or stereotype about them, but each … Continue reading

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Fish-bones and Apricot jam-tarts

Hidden Treasures – part two. Sandy Coppins is an internationally recognised lichen expert and we are delighted that she has agreed to pen a two-part blog for us.  In part one (published last week) Sandy explained what lichens are, now … Continue reading

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