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2 Posts authored by: Lucy - NaturePlus host
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Earlier this year I wrote that Dr William Purvis, one of our lichen experts, was planning a visit to Signy Island to evaluate lichen biodiversity in the Antarctic.

 

We then followed  William's adventures through his fascinating account of his travels on his blog, discovering Antarctic lichens

 

While returning to the UK, on board the RRS James Clark Ross ship, William created a stunning picture diary, about the planning and logistics of his trip as well as his  encounters with penguins, people and seals while looking for Antarctic lichens. Take a look at his amazing photos in the diary.


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Museum botanists Drs Maria Vorontsova and Maarten Christenhusz working in Kenya have discovered three new species of Solanum.

 

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Maria and helpers collecting Solanum in the Kenyan bush.