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Infected with Sphagnosis

Infected with Sphagnosis

Sphagnosis is diagnosed when somebody has become completely in awe and astounded by the astonishing beauty of Sphagnum.  A name derived from a delegate on an FSC Sphagnum Identification course in April this year.  As one develops sphagnosis the condition worsens when … Continue reading

Sampling, swatting and training.

Sampling, swatting and training.

  Spring has finally made it to Northern Ireland, this means that I’ve been busy, busy, busy! I’m just finishing my second stint with the NIEA and we’ve been out sampling invertebrates, alkalinity and diatoms throughout Northern Ireland’s rivers. So … Continue reading

A Woolly Winter Update

A Woolly Winter Update

It’s been a while since my last post – sorry! – as I’ve been in a special kind of ecologist’s hibernation through the winter. However, spring is now well underway and I’ve pulled myself away from the microscopes and put … Continue reading

Flow Country Research Conference: Looking Forward

Flow Country Research Conference: Looking Forward

March has been an exciting month in Thurso, Caithness.  Scientists, practitioners and students from all over the UK came together for the second Flow Country Research Conference organised by North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute.  This was a fantastic … Continue reading

NFM foragers forest

NFM foragers forest

Last week 105 Wild Harvest Trees through the Woodland Trusts Free Trees Scheme arrived in the Allan Water Catchment. Although consisting of varieties that would whet the palate of any wild forager, these fruit/berry/nut trees will also contribute towards minimising … Continue reading