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Old Wednesday 1st April 2020, 14:25   #6
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Jape - joke
Vernal - Spring
( had to look them up too )
BBC Podcast with Kate Humble about this seldom heard bird....? April Fool
Even that touchy-feely publication, the International Business Times published in 2015 a short paean on celebrating the vernal season in poetry:

"First Day Of Spring Poems: Celebrate The March 20 Vernal Equinox With Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson Writings"

Extracts from six poets are listed, including one from old Bysshe's The Sensitive Plant, (1820)...
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The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy
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