Tag Archives: machair

Following little terns

Little terns are the second rarest seabird in the UK and Ireland and possibly the best indicator of Climate Change that there is. David Woodfall is a photographer who has been following the fortunes of this very special bird since 1978. … Continue reading

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Postcards from a windy island

Stephanie Cope strives towards sustainability and financial viability for Tiree’s machair in her job with Tiree Ranger Service. I open the van door. Immediately, items that are not stapled to the upholstery swirl up in an irritating vortex of grit … Continue reading

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Species of the month – mycorrhizal fungi – a 400 million year partnership

When early plants started to colonise the land, 410 to 440 million years ago, they had a problem. While the nutrients they needed to grow moved to them in the water, on land they had to move to the nutrients. … Continue reading

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