Stories of 2015: August

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Things became a bit different in August with a bit of a change in sources for our top stories on the Facebook page. In July they’d all been posted to AoB Blog, but now a couple of other sites make an appearance.

August in Australia
Mount Feathertop in August. In Victoria, Australia. Photo Ed Dunens / Flickr.

A link to review of Mancuso and Viola’s Brilliant Green in the Guardian was our most viewed Facebook post, with 6447 viewers.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1150233238336424:0

Next up came a guest post by undergraduate Naomi Broad, asking where all the Botany degrees have gone in the UK. That got 4399 views. We’ll be making it easier to guest post to AoB Blog in the New Year.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1155740454452369

Finally a news story from the BBC on what might be the first flowering plant got 3493 views.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1158789720814109

September follows tomorrow, and we get a little star-struck.


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Alun is the Producer for Botany One. It's his job to keep the server running. He's not a botanist, but started running into them on a regular basis while working on writing modules for an Interdisciplinary Science course and, later, helping teach mathematics to Biologists. His degrees are in archaeology and ancient history.