Challenging Habitat Blog

Outdoor Daily

Out of the dark and into the light. I find fungi fascinating and mysterious (mainly because of my ignorance in this respect). They appear from the depths of their unseen mycelium within hours. What triggers this occurrence one… Read More

Outdoor Daily

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 carbon footprint offset,… Read More

Arsenic Health Risk at UK World Heritage Site

Would you encourage your children onto a playground you know is heavily contaminated with arsenic? Most probably not! But the public is encouraged to use the heavily arsenic contaminated grounds of Devon Great Consols mine near Plymouth (UK)… Read More