Janet Elizabeth's page for science, nature and gardening
This page contains references for science, nature, gardening and health.
The naked scientist
for scientific anecdotes, articles, podcasts and kitchen science
experiments to do at home. Named after the original naked scientist, Archimedes
The last word
, or the science or everyday things - gems and nuggets from enquiring minds. From the people who brought us New Scientist
Visit the Hubblesite gallery
for awesome, beautiful pictures from space. Select any image to go there.
There are many web services - and apps - which will alert you to new astronomical event, for example aurorawatch
tells you where you can see the Northern Lights in UK and Meteor Watch
advises you when and where to look for eclipses and space stations as well as meteor showers.
- for relaxing with a cup of tea - now we're talking!
Theanine is an amino acid unique to tea. Not a lot of people know that.
You can search the RSPB
site for bird pictures to help with identification, Did you know you can also listen to their songs, look at videos or watch webcams here
The British Trust for Ornithology, Identify British birds
also has lots of tips and some very helpful and their videos
are particularly helpful.
Identify British trees
at the Woodland Trust web site and download their excellent mobile phone app
to help you identify trees when you are out and about.
Enjoy discovering ass sorts of interesting science at the Natural History Museum
For example, are the wild ring-necked parakeets that are spreading across the UK causing any problems to our native wildlife? The museum itself, in London, exhibits the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition's winning entries.
- how to be a gardener - the BBC site is always a winner.
If you want to know how to control slugs and other pests, have a look at the defenders pest problem solver
Garden organically with the strangely named Garden Organic (don't blame me), previously known as the HDRA or the Henry Doubleday Research Association.
The Royal Horticultural Society, RHS has the motto: sharing the best of gardening. It's a good place to look for a particular garden plant to see what sort of soil, aspect, drainage etc it needs.
The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, BSBI runs a wonderful Plant Identifier site BotanicalKeys.co.uk which you can use to identify a plant from its flower colour, location etc.
Pages for fellow hypochondriacs
comprehensive information for patients and Patient Plus
for health professionals.
is a UK site which includes a directory of pharmacies and government and regulatory bodies as well as Patient Information
on the drugs, medicines, diseases and conditions.
site looks quite sober, sympathetic and sensible.
Positive Health complementary health magazine.
Janet Elizabeth January 2022