US social scientist Kenneth Boulding : ‘If you believe exponential growth can go on in a finite world, you are either a madman or an economist’.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

28/8/10: London Zoo botany

London Natural History Society visit to London Zoo to help the head of Horticulture there build up a picture of plant life on zoo-owned land.

More than 100 species of plant were recorded, but nothing stunning. There was a lot of Wall Lettuce along Outer Circle Road, more than I've seen anywhere else in London, and a lot of Indian Bean Tree seedlings coming up. This latter appears to have the potential to become a bit of a nuisance like the Tree of Heaven.

The increasingly ubiquitous Roesel's Bush Cricket was in the grass around the car park by Prince Albert Rd.

I rather liked the Cape Hunting/Painted Dogs - Lycaon pictus. - now seriously endangered like so much else.

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