Dr. Suzanne Simard is a professor with the UBC Faculty of Forestry, where she lectures on and researches the role of mycorrhizae and mycorrhizal networks in tree species migrations with climate change disturbance. Networks of mycorrhizal fungal mycelium have recently been discovered by Professor Suzanne Simard and her graduate students to connect the roots of trees and facilitate the sharing of resources in Douglas-fir forests of interior British Columbia, thereby bolstering their resilience against disturbance or stress and facilitating the establishment of new regeneration.
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Rest In Peace BrynBryn, the Cob Mute Swan, passed away on Wednesday 12th, in the evening. He will be sorely missed, as his partner, Wynn, is sitting on 6 eggs, and will have to try and raise the brood when there's no one to watch their backs. You can see the nest and Wynn sitting, on swancam on https://bishopspalace.org.uk/ Scroll down the homepage 'till you come to it.
Here is a brief look back over my friendship with Bryn, starting in the present.
This is the last time I saw Bryn.
He doesn't like Herring Gulls on his water.
This was the last time he would see his offspring to fledging.
Bryn was so good at posing
Caring for the 2016 brood
A fine close-up
He always has their backs, whether in or out of the water. 2015 brood.
Bryn is pulling up
After the Grenfell Tower FireFound this on the net
Save the UK Fire Service
17 June at 03:02 ·
Sent to us at STUKFS Powerful and emotional story from a firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower....
I'm not sure if this is something that I should vocalise or whether or not it should be shared with the world but as I sit at home thinking about the other night the Grenfell Tower I feel like people might want to know how the incident went from the point of view of a firefi
The Great Manchester RunOver 35,000 people are taking part in the 10k race, 5 days after the terrorist attack. Even the great Ethiopian long distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba is running in the elite race. The streets are filled with supporters. Manchester Will NOT be Bowed.
Tony Walsh read a new poem at the start of the race after there was a minute's silence. "Do Something"
This Is The Place
TONY WALSH'S POEM TO MANCHESTER
This is the place
In the north-west of England. It’s ace, it’s the best
And the songs that we sing from the stands, from our bands
Set the whole planet shaking.
Our inventions are legends. There’s nowt we can’t make, and so we make brilliant music
We make brilliant bands
We make goals that make souls leap from seats in the stands
And we make things from steel
And we make things from cotton
And we make people laugh, take the mick summat rotten
And we make you at home
And we make you feel welcome and we make summat happen
And we can’t seem to help it
And if you’re looking from history, then yeah we’ve a wealth
But the Manchester way is to make it yourself.
And make us a record, a new number one
And make us a brew while you’re up, love, go on
And make us feel proud that you’re winning the league
And make us sing louder and make us believe that this is the place that has helped shap