02. June 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: News

The BBC has an article detailing a new report that attempts to put a price on the head of nature in the UK. A ridiculous undertaking you may think, but it finds that nature is worth "billions" to the UK and that simply living near to a green space is worth £300 per person in health benefits.

This sort of thinking may help our green (and other non-concrete-coloured) spaces to stand up and be counted when developments are being considered. Before this landmark report 'environmental impact' would be somewhat grudgingly considered because it's generally felt to be the right thing to do, but now there's some more weight and specific understanding behind the need for nature and its value to all of us.

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  1. Mike (Norwich)

    This unusual white flower is called Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum Umbellatum – Liliacae).
    There should be a green stripe on the underside of the petal. It is unusual in the way that it has what look like smaller white petals surrounding the yellow Anthers.

  2. Thanks Mike – though I think you accidentally commented on the wrong post! The original post is http://www.uknatureblog.com/2011/06/what-is-this-white-flower.html. I’ll update it with the info you’ve supplied.

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