Sundews (Drosera rotundifolia)

The round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) is Britain’s only carnivorous plant and like most carnivorous plants has evolved specifically to live in nutrient-poor soils and instead of absorbing nutriment from the soil instead relies on catching and digesting small invertebrates like flies. Appearance The sundew is a small species of plant typically only measuring an inch … Read more

British Wildflowers To See In April

Despite the dreadful weather forecast for the Easter weekend I’m pleased to say that I managed to get out on Easter Sunday and whilst there was a lot of cloud I managed to avoid getting wet. Signs of spring were everywhere. The streets around where I live are alive with cherry blossom turning the gutters … Read more

A List Of Native British Amphibians

Most authorities agree there are six species of amphibian in the UK at present, though tiny populations of some other amphibians have been found over the years (such as the Marsh Frog). Some discussion still exists as to whether these are rare natives or introduced animals which have been released by exotic pet keepers. The … Read more