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2020 – a year of local wildlife (Part II)

During the stay-at-home phase of the early summer’s Covid-19 restrictions I mostly took my daily exercise pottering around on my Shetland croft – I knew I was blessed to have open space all around me and, as we’ve seen in … Continue reading

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2020 – a year of local wildlife (Part I)

I usually summarise the past year on this blog in one post but, as 2020 has been so very different to every year that’s gone before, it seems appropriate somehow to break it down into some broad themes instead. What … Continue reading

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Lockdown wildflower photography

Every cloud, they say, has a silver lining. I have, I know, been blessed in the past six months to live where I do – during the very strictest weeks of lockdown, I could at least wander outside on my … Continue reading

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A Rhodes Orchid Odyssey (ii)

We were up early in the morning of our second day on Rhodes, keen to make the best we could of our time on the island, and fired up by the previous day’s strong start to our orchid hunting. It … Continue reading

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Bog orchids, home and away

Once again, it’s been way too long since I last took a moment to write a personal blog post – though, lately, I’ve started to write for the lovely folk at Promote Shetland about two of my favourite things in … Continue reading

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Midsummer wildflowers in Shetland

I’ve mentioned what an unforgiving and deeply unpleasant few weeks it’s been lately – for one reason and another it’s been the summer that never happened here, and is if in sympathy the flowers have seemed sluggish and slow to … Continue reading

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