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Orkney Views and Soggy Shoes

Orkney Views and Soggy Shoes

  Wind, rain, hail, sunshine, ice and temperatures as low as 3°C have met me in Orkney over the past 2 weeks and sometimes all in a single day! But even the cold, wet feet couldn’t put a damper on … Continue reading

All About Meadows

All About Meadows

The end of April into the beginning of May has been all about meadows here in Edinburgh! This is a key part of Edinburgh Council’s focus within the Edinburgh Living Landscape, and 60 floral meadows have now been sown across … Continue reading

Ellon Green Network and everything in between.

Ellon Green Network and everything in between.

Hello all. I’ve had an exciting month and the weather has been great here as well, which is always an added bonus. I’ve helped out with a few different events this month, including the St Fumac’s Fair, a community organised … Continue reading

Naming whatchamacallits and other thingybobs

Naming whatchamacallits and other thingybobs

Naming ‘whatchamacallits’ and other ‘thingybobs’ Names are funny things. In primary school there were two ‘Thomas Smiths’ – Thomas One and Thomas Two. It seemed normal at the time, but looking back Tom Two had a raw deal – always … Continue reading

April Update

April Update

Greetings one and all, both old and new readers, to the regular monthly updates from The Tree Life Centre, just outside of Bristol in Kingswood.  The moth was full of contrasts, not just the weather but also the tasks (and their … Continue reading

Open day Event at the Tree Life Centre

Hey people hope everything is great with you all and you have been enjoying the fantastic spring weather that we have been having for the last couple of weeks. It’s been great to be outside getting amongst it and seeing … Continue reading

Three Amigos

Three Amigos

So this Blog/week signifies the next quarter in my placement and how time has flown. I can’t believe it has been 16 weeks! I have seen a massive change in  areas and seen people coming together for the greater good! … Continue reading

Spring is in the air, so are the insects!

Spring is in the air, so are the insects!

For most part, it has been a lovely April. The Met Office report that we have had a +35% increase in sunshine hours and around 40% reduction in rain. This is good news as the insects are enjoying the good weather … Continue reading

April Blog – A riot of a month

April Blog - A riot of a month

With trees, bushes and undergrowth exploding into colour and new life, this is a glorious time to be out and about. This month has been a month of surveying. With two and a bit months of beginning to get to … Continue reading