The cultural traditions of Christmas, like every aspect of our lives, are embedded in stories of science…botany, ecology, chemistry, entomology etc. If you blog about science and nature, Christmas-themed posts can easily become an annual habit.
Unfortunately, because of our distracted relationship with the internet, many timeless Christmas posts are read once and discarded, just like the wrapping paper and festive napkins at the end of the big day.
So here are a few Christmas posts from the archives that you may have overlooked, or might just enjoy reading again!
From other blogs:
December 24 – Cephenemyia trompe over at Parasite of the Day (and check out the other Christmas parasites on the blog!)
Christmas Lights – the invention of matches by Rowena Fletcher-Wood on Chemistry World Blog
Christmas on HMS Beagle by Michael Barton
The wonderful Advent Botany series over at Alastair Culham’s blog