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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 →
The ninth in a 10 part occasional series continuing with… Creating and building This is what the allotment looked like before we took it over. And this is what it looks like now. Oops, that’s my back garden. THIS … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 latest Citizen Science app we are promoting for our volunteers and staff to try out is the Mammal Tracker app – and it’s the perfect time to get out and give it a go… Mammal Tracker Mammals are … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Citizen Science is all about getting out and about, noticing, learning about and recording the wildlife that you see – so a couple of things to get looking for when you are out and about volunteering, walking and just on the … Continue reading →
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 →