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?

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1219755651384182

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.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1220536791306068

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.

https://www.facebook.com/AnnalsOfBotany/posts/1219342928092121

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.