100 x 100 x 100 - ORKNEY

100 x 100 x 100 - ORKNEY

100 x 100 x 100 - ORKNEY - UK and Ireland : 100metres x 100metres x 100 observations - continual editing. --------------------------------------

100metres x 100metres x 100 observations - continual editing.

VERY Slowly blitzing a single mini-square, based on a six figure OS Grid Reference, precisely centred at
HY 381555 064555
N 58.940855863240245 W -3.0766675522188507
12 figure references are correct to 10cms x 10cms - see See https://finds.org.uk/getinvolved/guides/ngs.
Chosen because of un-nurtured Aspen Trees are sharing space with Stonechat, Devil's-bit Scabious, Limpets, cockles, sand eel and Channelled Wrack and my eventual 40 other identifiable organisms.
It is not an easy square because the sea covers half at high water, it is exposed to Northerlies and Westerlies, there is overhanging vegetation on the cliffs, a clutter of sea-boulders, many covered with Marine Algae or Lichens and also thigh-deep heathery moorland in the topmost sections.
Moreover, actually being certain that my square on the Map and Satellite image, corresponds to the real-life square has been no easy matter, a highly iterative process.
To begin that process I added Observastions precisely in the four corners of the Six Fig ref., then overlaid a square (Filter Map) matching the four corners.
I am in no hurry to complete the project, preferring it to last a year and a day.
I will be adding pictures to each observation, PERHAPS until the maximum of 15 is reached and then I may be re-ordering them until I'm happy.
I am visiting the same 6 fig Grid Reference as often as I can. It is a five minute drive and a five minute walk.
Possibly unfortunately, each time I go, I gather about 40 photos and a box full of, mostly green, debris. A further hour spent at home near the window results in 20 more pictures. I now know the little square well but I know it still holds secrets..


KLIK ----- https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/746155/100-x-100-x-100-orkney/observations-gallery
Latest edit -17 June. The third phase of this project - High Summer.
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25 Sep 2017