Stories of 2015: December

Yesterday’s post didn’t get long to make an impact, but given this month’s top story, I doubt it’ll make much difference.

Ducks over mistletoe
Ducks over mistletoe. Photo: Kamil Porembiński / Flickr.

The most popular link of the month – and the year – with 20,954 views was a puzzle: how did genes from an angiosperm end up in a fern?

Perhaps as a follow-up to last month’s taxonomy story, 9431 saw this link to a confession by one biologist that some samples are still sat in a plant press.

We’ll close out this year with a post from another blog I like, Awkward Botany. 8461 of you saw this link to an optimistic look to the future, with artificial photosynthesis.

That seems an excellent link to bring this to an end. Thanks to everyone who’s liked, commented and shared our stories on Facebook over the past year.