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Stories of 2015: October

There was a big event in October that caught people’s imaginations.

Puppy Hallowe'en
Not everyone was excited by Hallowe’en. Photo: e_haya / Flickr

The top story was a surprise 9656 people saw the Hallowe’en post we did for Buzzfeed a couple of years back. You can catch the 7 Deadly Secrets of Carnivorous Plants.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1200310839995330

Close behind with 8020 views on Facebook was a sinister tale of slavery by a plant from the excellent In Defense of Plants.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1200590096634071

Finally the Quiet Branches is another blog I like, and so did 7409 of you with this post on mosses.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1192468657446215

In November tomorrow we’ll discover that you can’t stop Botanists discovering new plants – but that might be a Bad Thing.

Written by Alun Salt

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.

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