On the 24th April 2014 a Symposium was held to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Blaschko Fellowships, and the life of Hugh Blaschko, FRS. A selection of the lectures are available below as videos. For 'full-screen' and other options, please click on the title in the top left of the player to view on YouTube.
On the 24th April 2014 a Symposium was held to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Blaschko Fellowships, and the life of Hugh Blaschko, FRS.
The Unit's wildflower meadow is blooming, and the Unit Oak is in leaf. This year we have several biennials flowering- the fox gloves giving impressive flower spikes in colours from pale pink to dark purple, and the teasels will stay standing after the purple flowers are gone, to provide seeds for birds such as goldfinches in the winter. The flowers have attracted a large number of bees, which seem to particularly like the red campion and fox gloves.
Their flight feathers have opened and the chicks are preening themselves and stretching their wings. Below is a video recorded this afternoon.