Friday, 16 May 2014

Botanical treats: audio and video

Mmm chlorophyll...
Image: C. Ferguson-Smyth
Dr Sandy Knapp was on Radio 4 yesterday, talking about photosynthesis on Melvyn Bragg's 'In Our Time' programme. If you missed it, or would like to listen again, here is the link on iPlayer.

You may also like this 12 minute video of Sir David Attenborough talking about Sir Joseph Banks' botanical voyage on the Endeavour. And if you want to know more, you should also check out the excellent Banks Endeavour Facebook page and this radio broadcast about the project.

Some great resources from Kew here and also a video showing Spring coming to Kew Gardens. If you are following the progress of the petition against the cuts at Kew, you may be aware that almost 90,000 people have signed it so far. There have been a few articles with more background about the situation at Kew here and here and even one in Horticulture Week. And lots of people commenting on Twitter