The MUML had its first outing at the fabulous Bees In A Tin event on 12th June at Millennium Point in Birmingham. The 90 minute outdoor and mobile workshop comprised a short microgeographical walk, the observation of natural samples for microbes in situ using a portable field microscope (400-1000x magnification) and an iPhone, and some alfresco preparation of DIY/Kitchen microbiological growth media. Participants then inoculated the various growth media with found objects of their choice. These are images of the microbes (mostly bacteria and a few moulds) that grew on the agar plates. The way that this usually invisible life emerges from the chosen objects, and the complex manner in which seems to embellish these, to me, forms a very potent reminder, of not only the ubiquity of microbiological life, but also its intimate connection with all else.