Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sloth: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

For Jennifer-Lee Mason, the laid-back lifestyle of sloths is very appealing. Continue reading

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Restoring Precious Albums of Botanist Catharine Parr Traill

Marion Cinqualbre, a student in conservation of works on paper, discovers the fragility of herbaria. Continue reading

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Nature Buzz

Nature face-to-face: Mark Graham muses on the energizing effects of connecting with the real thing. Continue reading

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Platypus: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

What mammal is more extreme than one with a duck’s beak and that lays eggs? None, says Andrea McKay! Continue reading

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Greenland: Maybe the Vikings Had the Right Idea…

Our botanist Julian Starr dreamed of visiting Greenland since he was a teenager. It definitely delivered! Continue reading

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Iceland: Where Hay Grows alongside Arctic Plants

Iceland’s particular soil and climate produce a strange mix of plants, including carnivorous ones. Continue reading

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Understanding a Warm, Forested Arctic—Putting Our Own Spin on Extreme Mammals

Alligators in the Arctic? Yes—long ago! See what a lush and forested Arctic was like. Continue reading

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