I didn’t often write about Biology. However, there were times when some humdrum activity, like trying to prevent frost from killing the blossom on the only fruit tree I have ever planted, caused me to stumble on a piece of research about frost-resistant plants.

It was a lot easier to persuade the sub-editors to take a story about the science of sex than it was to write it. On the other hand, the story about animal navigation and the story about species were  triggered by my interest in the science.