Guest-blogging, Hermaness and more Orchids: Unst, Shetland, 7th-13th July 2020

So, I was asked to write a guest blog for Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH, but soon to be rebranded as Nature Scotland). SNH is, officially, an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. Amongst many other things, it manages Scotland's national nature reserves, which include Hermaness. If you are interested, you can see the … Continue reading Guest-blogging, Hermaness and more Orchids: Unst, Shetland, 7th-13th July 2020

Awkward Orchids: Unst, Shetland, 26th June to 6th July 2020

This summer I have been lured into the murky world of the Dactylorhiza orchids. Shetlanders have the right idea. they call them all curly-dodies and don't worry about whether they're heath or marsh or early or spotted or northern or whatever. It all started in the winter when I got an e-mail from Mike Waller, … Continue reading Awkward Orchids: Unst, Shetland, 26th June to 6th July 2020