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“Go Wild at Sale Water Park”: Post Event

"Go Wild at Sale Water Park": Post Event

Despite the weather and the competition of lots of other bank holiday activities, our event Go Wild at Sale Water Park was a huge success! Go Wild is the first large event to be run on site since the previous … Continue reading

It’s summer but there’s snow!

It's summer but there's snow!

Summer in Scotland at last!   And a holiday for me…although I just can’t switch off my lichen-spotting fascination, especially not when my holiday destination involves going through some of Scotland’s most remote highlands and includes a visit to a … Continue reading

Creating Magnificence, Meadows for Everyone!!

Creating Magnificence, Meadows for Everyone!!

I’ll grant you every habitat has something special about it, an aspect of itself that causes you to stop and become exceedingly aware of your existence. I’m talking about the misty morning in a wooded valley when the dawn chorus … Continue reading

All creatures great and small…

All creatures great and small...

It’s been a while folks and as my last blog post was dedicated to the demise of the Shotover Oak, this one will cover activities during July and August. On 22nd July and 26th August, I organised and ran a … Continue reading

The most northernmost of everything!

The most northernmost of everything!

This month for me was really dominated by the incredible opportunity I had to join the British Lichen Society on their annual summer meet, which this year was held on the island of Unst, in Shetland.  Predominantly made up of … Continue reading

Hoppers, history and some interesting discoveries

Hoppers, history and some interesting discoveries

August has been another busy but extremely enjoyable month. During the course of this month, I have been fortunate enough to visit some interesting places, make some rather exciting discoveries and gain an insight into the history of my study … Continue reading

Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK) are becoming Citizen Scientists!

Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK) are becoming Citizen Scientists!

TCV recently just launched an exciting new project with Friend of the River Kelvin (FORK) to get local group members and volunteers involved in recording information about the wildlife and environment of the River Kelvin. Our project is a Community … Continue reading