Monthly Archives: January 2015

2014 Christmas Party

2014 Website In Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Reminder: Saturday January 3rd, Dr Brenda Harold

Welcome to 2015, and our first group meeting on Saturday January 3rd at 2pm. The talk will be:

Dr Brenda Harold, a.k.a ‘The Botany Geek’ –  ‘Flower Power; How Plants Control Animals’

Dr Harold is a qualified botanist and retired university lecturer. This talk is about how plants defend themselves (physically and chemically) from herbivores, how they occasionally become carnivores, and how they use animals to carry their pollen and seeds. Beautifully illustrated with digital photos of British wild flowers.

Brenda also teaches a plant identification course which you can see here.