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Esmee Fairbairn acknowledgement

All-a-flutter

All-a-flutter

July has been absolutely incredible month! Fieldwork has been going well and I’ve been fortunate to see some incredible wildlife. The past few months have really opened my eyes to the sheer complexity of colliery spoil habitats and the diversity of invertebrate … Continue reading

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

These last two months have been an eye opener, and it’s not the diatoms that have done it this time. I’ve been doing quite a few public workshops and community engagement events and I have found that although microorganisms are … Continue reading

A fallen Oak turning a new leaf?

A fallen Oak turning a new leaf?

I have received some sad news this week for the Oxford locality. On Monday 13th July, a very impressive and iconic Oxfordshire oak tree has come down. The Shotover Oak was the oldest Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) in the Shotover … Continue reading

Sharing abilities for a better future

Sharing abilities for a better future

Amidst finshing my final few survey sites – which were a real pleasure.. and quite relaxing in the early June warmth, I have been either eyes glued to a microscope or eyes wide open sharing the wonderous world of lichens … Continue reading

Brilliant Bioblitz!

Brilliant Bioblitz!

Back again with the second update and I’ll begin with a laugh. My first day surveying at Portstewart Strand in June could have gone better. As the strand is quite a large site I had decided to try and get … Continue reading