A plant so intelligent that it can communicate with its kin through an underground root system and provide them with nutrients when in need? An entity that quite often, will possess a symbiotic relationship with subterranean networks of fungi, ensuring that both can survive and thrive? A being that can actually identify the saliva of certain insects attacking their leaves, to then call on parasitic wasps to come to their rescue and ingest them?
(*This blog has been written by independent writers outside of our organisation. Beaver Trust welcomes a breadth of opinions, and those expressed within this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the Beaver Trust.)
A keen amateur naturalist from a young age, I now work as a ranger in North East England, for a large conservation charity.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by wildlife and nature. Thanks to some magical wildlife encounters, last year I became inspired to create my own website based around nature writing and photography, a place to truly celebrate the wonders of the natural world.
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