Monthly Archives: July 2014

60 North magazine

I’ve written occasional pieces for 60 North magazine in the past couple of years – and am delighted to now be providing a regular, quarterly wildlife article for the magazine going forwards, particularly now it has taken the leap from … Continue reading

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On finding new plants for Whalsay

It’s always fun to find something new. Something you’ve not seen before, something that you find for yourself without any prior knowledge that it’s there to be stumbled upon. When you get that moment of spontaneity, that “oh my god” … Continue reading

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Shetland sundews

I had a great afternoon out with Hugh from Shetland Wildlife yesterday, with two rare plant species our targets – the Bog Orchids again, and Great Sundew Drosera anglica. The former were more fully in flower than hitherto, and the … Continue reading

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On the Whalsay hill

  A busy day at home today, but in amongst the catching up after my latest trip to Spain there was time to take a short wander out on the hill behind the house. I’d be a liar if I … Continue reading

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Fresh Shetland orchids

It’s been another glorious Shetland summer day here, bright sunshine and clear blue skies for the most part. What better then to do than head north on an orchid hunt? First stop was at the Keen of Hamar on Unst, … Continue reading

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