Challenging Habitat Blog

Outdoor Daily

Today, my walk took me along an abandoned road – locally, it’s called ‘the old road’ and it was closed a couple of decades ago, when a straighter, broader, faster road was built in the manner it so… Read More

First Arrivals

  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 substrates. In this… Read More

Challenging Soils

What makes plants thrive? The obvious answer is light, water and ‘good soil’. Light is not likely to be a limiting factor on most mine sites, as there is little growing that could provide too much shade. However,… Read More