Challenging Habitat Blog

Outdoor Daily II

Did I write about how much I enjoy beech forests in the spring during the previous lockdown? I’m sure I did. For a short time, the colour of beech leaves is just as vibrant in the autumn sunshine… Read More

Outdoor Daily

Back on Dartmoor! The expanse of valleys and tors, a distant glimmer of the sea. What a treat! An ancient stand of oak amidst boulders, moss and lichen. The call of a cockoo. Swathes, no, ‘fields’ of cotton… Read More

Outdoor Daily

A mighty beech tree. Shelter. Shade. And more than meets the eye. Its trunk populated by lichen and moss, habitat for invertebrates, food for insects and birds… Roots in symbiosis with microorganisms. Detritus feeders and bacteria converting leaf… Read More