Bieberstein’s crocus

Bieberstein’s crocus, Crocus speciosus, is native to northern and central Turkey, the Caucasus, northern Iran, and the Crimea, and was first described by Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein in Flora Taurico Caucasica (1808-1819). Born in Stuttgart in 1768 von Bieberstein was primarily a military man working as secretary and later aide-de-camp to the Russian general Count Kochovoski in the … More Bieberstein’s crocus

Fun with Fungi

UK National Fungus Day – Sunday 12 October 2014 We’re celebrating the wonderful and diverse world of fungi, from the large to the microscopic, the good, bad and the ugly. Check your favourite search engine and discover if there any events near you; if not go for a walk and see what you can find. … More Fun with Fungi