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Summer Spoil

Summer Spoil

It’s time once again to update you all on my activities and findings in the past 4 weeks. As per usual, fieldwork has been of principal focus this month and I’m loving every single second of it! Every single day I … Continue reading

Orkney mysteries, nature and echoes from the past

Orkney mysteries, nature and echoes from the past

   This month started back in Edinburgh with the other trainees in Scotland. We went along to the Botanic gardens in Edinburgh to visit Frances and her Lichen collections! She showed us some beautiful lichens that could be found in … Continue reading

Field work and an exciting discovery!

Field work and an exciting discovery!

Early in the month is field work week – a regular slot that ensures time outside and the diary is mainly blocked out from infringements. This bit of “elbow space” has proven invaluable as I can legitimately say “Sorry but … Continue reading

Does my beard look big in this?

Does my beard look big in this?

It’s official, I LOVE lichens! This month open spectaclarly with nine whole days in the southern Cairngorms learning about all things lichens at the beautiful FSC Kindrogan estate (where lichens literally drip from the trees), and finished in fine form … Continue reading

A spectrum of spring colour

A spectrum of spring colour

They say time flies when you’re having fun – it certainly does. Where has May gone? As such, it’s once again time to update you on my work over the past 4 weeks. Spring is now well underway and all … Continue reading