Paul Evans nature writer,
Guardian Country Diarist, playwright, poet,
broadcaster & environmental journalist
Rewilding dormouse returning to England's hedgerows
How the dormouse is returning to England’s hedgerows after 100 years
'More than 100 years after they were last recorded by Victorian naturalists in Yorkshire’s Wensleydale valley, rare dormice have returned to a secret woodland location there' Read more on ....
Video Lodge Hill training area
A record of the natural rewilding of Lodge Hill military training area, Chattenden, Kent before it is lost to development. Read more at ...
New discoveries on evolution can save endangered species
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Traditionally, the evolutionary development of an insect species has been explained by the notion that the female insect chooses her male partner based on size and other factors, so-called assortative mating. These mating patterns have also been believed to partially explain how the isolation between different species is maintained.
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Termites were farming 25 million years ago — long before humans
'When it comes to farming, termites are OG. By searching through cliffs in southwestern Tanzania, researchers have discovered fossilized "fungus gardens" created by termites 25 million years ago, reports The Washington Post. And the scientists are not kidding about this — the gardens revealed that these ancient termites cultivated fungus by arranging them along a complex plan and feeding them pellets of plant material. Because of this, the researchers say this is the oldest physical evidence of agriculture on Earth'.