Natural History of Keele University

Natural History of Keele Cover This second updated and revised edition of my book summarises 43 years of data on the flora and fauna of Keele University. We have a rich environment for wildlife with over 130 species of bird, 26 butterflies, 500 moths, 250 plants, 170 trees and the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry. Much of this variety is easily accessible from the network of paths that criss-cross the campus.

Since the first edition, only three years ago, a lot has happened to the environment on campus. Not only do we have a lot of building going on but we have removed over 1600 Larch trees and all of the Rhododendron ponticum from the woodland because of Phytophthora. This has had, and will continue to have, a dramatic effect on our landscape and the flora and fauna. This edition details these changes and adds new species to the lists.

Copies are available for £5 on campus at Blackwells Bookshop.
Or, send a cheque for £7 inc p&p made out to Keele University to:
Dave Emley
William Smith Building
Keele University
Staffordshire
ST5 5BG

Further enquiries to arboretum@keele.ac.uk

 

 

Short interview about the first edition of the book