I thought I’d tell you about some good news nature stories I’ve spotted over the last few days:
‘Lost frogs’ found after decades
This is the amazing story of the rediscovery of frogs which were previously thought to have been extinct.
Pressed plant collections ‘hold climate clues’
This is a fantastic story about the usefulness of Herbarium collections in the climate change story. Lindsey has posted an image of one of our Spider orchids on the Herbology blog.
Mapping the flight of the Bumblebee
This is a great research project looking at the behavior of these amazing insects.
And finally… here’s the latest on the Living Planet Gallery
Conservation and Curatorial staff have been working really hard to take down the old Mammals gallery displays and conserve the amazing specimens ready for the new Living Planet Gallery.
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