Category Archives: Plants

Chewing on the nuggets of wisdom from Learning to EATS

Have been meaning to mention this for a while now – I have been helping out a little with PLANT (People Learning about Nature around Tayport), a branch of the Tayport Community Trust. A ponderous name, I know – but … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 8 – trying to pack it all into the penultimate visit

After my last time censusing, I was acutely aware that this may be my penultimate visit. I was also convalescing from a nasty cold and in need of some fresh air. So on 27th of May I took my time … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 5 – I take time to smell the wildflowers

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s been a week since my 5th visit! Thought it might be good to get this down before heading out again later today (hoping the rain will hold off this time:). You might recall that last … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 4 – I feel like a very efficient citizen scientist by combining soundscape harvest with leafwatching

On the morning of my census day, Twitter brought me a present:) App to record sounds of ecosystem health around the world. @BBCr4today @Sarah_Montague gd discussion of citizen participation in science. — Hilary G Enthusiasm (@DrHG) April 23, 2014 Thanks … Continue reading

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Coastal surfaces of Fife – a geological outing

Fife Coastal Geology Walk, 28-29 September 2013 (Maps and photos: Click here for day 1 and here for day 2) Scotland’s geology was a delightful surprise to me. It is true, they say that, given its size, the country boasts … Continue reading

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Genetic discoveries for breakthrough traits in crops [talk notes]

Just came out from the Annual James Hutton Institute/College of Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture in Plant Sciences by Professor Richard Flavell “Genetic Discoveries for Breakthrough Traits in Crops”. (Apparently he also opened Genetics Garden at the Dundee University Botanic Gardens … Continue reading

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