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Flames of spring

Flames of spring

April has been a toasty month, both in terms of the weather and the grass fires that have plagued South Wales. As of 23rd April, South Wales has experienced 776 deliberate grass-fires (and counting!). The South Wales valleys have been hardest hit, … Continue reading

Engaging with Nature, Engaging with Fun

Engaging with Nature, Engaging with Fun

February feels like a lifetime away now, I really didn’t think that you could pack in so much in such a short space of time. I am, very obviously, not alone in this – the other Trainees have also been … Continue reading

Mega- March!

Mega- March!

Hi everybody! Back again with updates from March and what an amazing MEGA-month it was! A trip to Oxford, CEDaR’s 20th Anniversary conference and the TCV Natural Talent Celebration in Edinburgh. First and foremost I’ll begin with filling you in … Continue reading

Awesome Ness

Awesome Ness

An awful lot happened this month; I might have to split this blog in two… First I’ll write about getting out of the lab, away from my books and microscope, to talk microorganisms with anyone who’d listen! I joined a … Continue reading

It’s another world! Only it isn’t, it’s the one we’re a part of!!

It's another world! Only it isn't, it's the one we're a part of!!

‘It’s alive!!’ – That’s the exclamation I mouth to myself back in the lab at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Never again will I look at lichen in the same way! Under the eye of a microscope the true world … Continue reading