Monday, 28 December 2015
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Golf courses line the Fife Coast from St Andrews to Leven, so it's not unusual to find a golf ball on the beach, presumably as a result of a wayward shot from the tee. However, it's the first time I've seen one with seaweed attached.
A holdfast is a root-like structure that anchors organisms, such as seaweed to a substrate, which is usually a rock or large stone, but in this case a golf ball. Holdfasts are made up of many fingerlike projections called haptera. These secrete an adhesive mucilage thus ensuring a strong attachment to the substrate.
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Usnea is very sensitive to air pollution, especially sulphur dioxide. It tends to grow only in those regions where the air is clean, and of high quality.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
A circular footpath leads up to the Lower Bridge and continues on to the Upper Bridge, before returning down the opposite bank.
Sunday, 13 December 2015
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Took this photo in Pooley Bridge less than two months ago on a beautiful October day. So sad to hear that this beautiful 18th Century bridge has collapsed in the devastating floods in Cumbria.