One of the weirdest –looking creatures on earth has both mesmerised and terrified us.
One of our oldest companions, the pigeon inspires both love and loathing.
Once regarded as magical and mysterious; our obsession with ferns is longstanding
The poppy and its symbolism
How did we get from the red junglefowl in Asia to the chicken now eaten in its millions?
About a bee: which has had a profound impact on human culture and society across history.
Sloths are wildly popular but that may tell us more about ourselves than about the animal.
Series celebrating the infinite variety of the natural world and its depiction in culture.
Penguins, from engaging funny figures to sentinels of change.
Orchids and a world filled with beauty, femme fatales, ghosts, sex and deception.