Monday, 15 October 2018


This should prove to be my shortest blogpost ever, you'll be pleased to hear.

This evening I finally returned home to Skye after three magical weeks exploring deepest, darkest Englandshire where I met up with a great bunch of natural history maniacs friends. Highlights have been many, far too many to list here, though it would be remiss of me not to mention the Beluga that pretty much kickstarted the whole crazy adventure. 

I'll compose a proper post tomorrow (so that's something for you to look forward to. Or not...) 

Not all rubbish-strewn alleyways lead to a Beluga....but this one does!
Henbane - growing along the margins of arable fields in Sussex
Toadflax Brocade larva - has been very high on my Wish List for several years now
The STUNNING Myrmarachne formicaria - a jumping spider that resembles an ant!
A Banksie Vole, mere moments before it self-shredded the handler's glove
Blueberry - well naturalised and spreading across a certain Dorset heath
The miniscule Adenomeris gibbosa - I feel incredibly privileged to have been shown this rare beast
Spotlit Glis!!!! O-M-F-G   :)