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Photo credits to Phil Fernandes and Taras Bains

Pigeons in Conservation

The feral pigeon (Columba livia)is a streetwise bird descended from domesticated rock doves (also C. livia). Unlike its cliff-dwelling ancestor, its presence has permeated every urban precipice across the globe. It is no secret that feral pigeons are neither cute, ‘exotic’ or rare. But then again, since when was conservation only about these species? TakenContinue reading “Pigeons in Conservation”

Harcourt Arboretum

The first of our practical events in 2015 was held on Saturday 28th November at Harcourt Arboretum, situated in the village of Newnham Courtney, a mere 20-minute bus ride from the centre of Oxford. Harcourt Arboretum belongs to the University of Oxford, and alongside the Botanic Gardens it houses the University’s collection of living floralContinue reading “Harcourt Arboretum”


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