Natural Talent blog

HLF acknowledgement

What I’ve been up to…

I thought I would write a quick update to let you know what I’ve been up to since my Natural Talent Apprenticeship ended in March. I was really sad when it ended – everyone says it but the year really … Continue reading

The calm before a storm

The calm before a storm

This blog comes courtesy of once-Hurricane Bertha. The current spate of bad weather means that I currently can’t get out onto the hills, leaving me with time to briefly reflect on some highlights of the past few months. Every cloud… … Continue reading

All go with the Ballinderry

All go with the Ballinderry

Greetings! Apologies for the lack of recent updates, it’s been all go over here, but I’ve finally had enough time to sit down and write down what I’ve been doing, and if you skip to my final section, you’ll learn … Continue reading

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