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 […]
What’s the colour of tree bark? The same as the colour of rock: lichen and moss.
Damp ferns glistening. I very much enjoyed the 12 weeks of near- uninterrupted sunshine in Cornwall. It made lockdown bearable. But soils dried and despite watering, some of the new woodland trees, planted for my […]
Moss, giddy with drink, after another night of rain. Weeks and weeks of dry weather had desiccated its fronds, stifled growth, dulled appearance. Delightful is a closer look: glossy fresh greens and great diversity of […]
If epiphytes were people, we would call them clever strategists. I guess this holds true for any organism that manages to occupy a hostile corner, but I am fascinated by life forms that grow on toxic […]