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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

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

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

Bees, Bees everywhere- how many do you think?

Bees, Bees everywhere- how many do you think?

Hi everybody, April blog is here and this has been quite a busy month for organising training, events and projects but also for discovering more about the local wildlife in my area. A major part of this month was deciding … Continue reading