Welcome to my rather limited web-site. Here I intend to share my (mainly Botanical but not exclusively-so) adventures with my microscope, an Olympus BX50 with infinity objectives.

This is an image of an Olympus BX50 microscope like mine,

My name’s John and I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Lake District here in the U.K.

I love to study plants, in particular the wildflowers and ‘weeds’ that are all around us in our gardens, hedgerows, streets and countryside. My interest evolved from a desire to answer the question “what type of plant is that?” some 5 years ago now, well almost, back in 2015….. To enable me to take images of plants that I encountered in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside of the U.K. where I live, I bought a cheap and cheerful mobile ‘phone that could take pictures!

Perusing those early sub 1mp images on the ‘phone’s tiny screen whetted my appetite for Botany and the rest is history!

Well, that’s my short introduction, as for the rest of this fledgeling web-site, all I know myself at this stage is that I’ll be including lots of adventures with various plant-life and all-things microscope and microtechnique related!

If you have any suggestions in these areas please contact me via the contact-page!

Alternatively please leave a comment in the comment-box below.

Thanks for visiting – more to follow!

2 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi dear John,
    Thank you for the beautiful photos of daffodil root in 2015. Really your activity is so impressive and you’ve inspired me by those photos.
    I am curios about your method of root staining. Would you please tell me the used reference for root staining?
    best regards,

    • Hello, may I ask where you saw my root-sections please, this will help me to reply re the specific slide/s.
      Thanks, John.

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