Challenging Habitat Blog

Dartmoor in winter

On this sunny and showery December morning, Dartmoor presents itself in dramatic light. Tucked up in my waterproof clothing, I enjoy the expansive vistas from the top of tors as much as the differences in small details: lichen… 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

First Arrivals

  If epiphytes were people, we would call them clever strategists. I guess this holds true for any organism┬áthat manages to occupy a hostile┬ácorner, but I am fascinated by life forms that grow on toxic substrates. In this… Read More