We discovered this quotation at Chelsea Physic Garden. It is the motto of Carl Linnaeus, the 18th Century Botanist and father of modern Taxonomy. We think his motto is so apt for our project that we have decided to adopt it.

Saturday, 14 July 2007


Immature green conker, found on the Thames Path opposite St Mary's Church Battersea on the 11th July at 11.49 am. We must assume that the inclement weather of the past couple of weeks knocked this conker down before it had a chance to fully ripen. Click here to view the location on streetmap.

During the course of our research we discovered that the horse chesnut - of which the 'conker' is the nut, is not native to the british isles but originated in a small mountainous region of the Balkans, being cultivated and transported around the world for its spectacular candle-like flowers.

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