Gardener, Botanist, Citizen Scientist?

Most gardeners are good botanists and when interrogated will often reveal a profound knowledge of garden ecology and the wildlife that inhabits their garden and beyond. Many of us take part in all kinds of surveys from garden birds to butterflies and have unbeknowingly been secretly recruited as "citizen scientists". We have all been citizen… Continue reading Gardener, Botanist, Citizen Scientist?

Uncertain Glory of an April Day

which now shows all the beauty of the sun, and by and by a cloud takes all away.... Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona A tropical island, the Caribbean, South Africa, the Mediterranean? No Charlie's Beach on Eriskay¬†(an island at the south end of South Uist and a ferry ride away from Barra). White shell sand… Continue reading Uncertain Glory of an April Day