The Flora of Leith Community Croft

In this post I’ll be discussing the wildflowers at my favourite place to hang out in all Edinburgh: Leith Community Croft, a small piece of common good land positioned within the Leith Links. Run by a local charity, the croft is an urban wildlife haven, space for locals to grow their own food, and a…

University Mental Health Day 2016

As the title of this post suggests, today is University Mental Health Day. One of the aims of the campaign is to Raise awareness of the challenges that students face at university and what that means for their mental health. While it is obviously important for people to talk about mental health issues in general,…

Scrubbing away to find sponge disease microbes

Diving in the Maldives is, in a word, perfection. The islands are a series of coral atolls, their warm waters bustling with a glittering array of animals. Diffuse shoals of fish drift, languidly, above waving anemones. Rays glide in dignified silence, sharks agitate. All around are the dazzling stripes and loud colours that typify tropical…