Tree Following 2014

After last year's Tree Following adventure where I followed a dead tree in Merrions Wood, where I looked at clouds of St Mark's Flies, filmed bats foraging above the tree and bumble bees nesting at it's base and discovered the (almost) westernmost record of tinsel-faced wasp Stigmus pendulus, I'm diving in with both feet - a …

A Polywhaddy?

So I couldn't have been the only person today thinking that a botany field trip on a grey day in the first week of March in the middle of the post-industrial, graffiti-riddled canals of Digbeth in Birmingham was going to be a total bust.  I must confess that unless you can eat them, or unless …