Reading Seth's exploits from Skye and (sometimes) beyond is always interesting, informative and time well spent. However, it often highlights my own lack of a) knowledge and b) real interest in many aspects of natural history.
His recent post on smuts, rusts and micro fungi is a good case in point. I know absolutely nothing about these groups of organisms but the posts made them sound quite appealing and in many cases there seems to often be a bit of detective work to do in order to get an identification, which I find kind of appealing. It might also be an excuse to buy more books and I hardly ever need much of an excuse for that.
After reading the post, I was emboldened to suggest in the comments that I would make it a summer challenge to find and ID one of these beauties. I wrote that, and then promptly forgot about my declaration until, whilst out last week on another fruitless look for Musk Beetles, I spotted this.