Take on Nature: The often overlooked alder is valuable to humans and to wildlife

An alder tree (Alnus glutinosa) in leaf with cones
Stephen Colton
THE fallen thrush's nest lay under a tall, dense conifer, its summer job done. Still a thing of beauty, this tidy structure of twigs, grass and moss, cemented together with an inner lining of mud, pro[...]

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