Did you read recently that the Oxford University Press has been steadily removing (over the last few years) nature-related words from its Junior Dictionary? Examples include:
acorn blackberry buttercup fern heather minnow moss sycamore willow
An OUP spokesperson said the dictionaries are “designed to reflect language as it is used, rather than seeking to prescribe certain words or word usages“, maintaining that about 400 words dedicated to nature remain there, including …
badger bird caterpillar daffodil feather hedgehog invertebrate ladybird
Oddly, this story is not new; for a full list of words removed, see a Telegraph report in 2008 when the story first broke.
The question is: Does it matter?