Apr 24 2020

One thousand dog days

Tia is a Boffie - A BOrder collie/StaFFIE cross. She may be 10, but she can still run for Yorkshire. I can't go that fast, but we still have to cover a lot of ground on daily walks to do her energy justice. Fortunately in...

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Apr 23 2020

A Ring ouzel first for Lang Craigs

Almost 80 different bird species have been recorded at our young woodland Lang Craigs in West Dunbartonshire, but this week a local BTO volunteer was in touch to say he’d spotted a pair of Ring ouzel (sometimes called the mountain blackbird). This is an exciting find!...

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Apr 20 2020

A Champion for ancient trees

During lockdown, many of you will have been reminded of how important it is to stay connected to nature. I have been really impressed with the unwavering commitment of our volunteers in this unusual time and what really shines through from all of you wonderful...

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Apr 19 2020

‘We’re special’ a poem by Philip Dykes

We’re Special ……………… We got it right Our design for flight Linked to our special skill Moving through the deepening night ready for the kill   We’ve got good eyes and sense of smell But mostly do not need these Tracking down the smallest midge With efficiency and ease   So what’s the secret you may...

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Apr 18 2020

The Wyre Oak – by Pete Thompson

Some of my best friends are trees. Which is especially fortunate at this time of restricted human contact because, as always, they are as willing as ever to give solace and share the natural, life-giving energy that, in this season especially, is pulsing so strongly...

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Apr 06 2020

Thoughts from an ospreycam volunteer

Michelle Kelly is one of a team of Scotland Ospreycam volunteers, who every year help us make this exciting project run smoothly by watching, reviewing and editing footage from our camera at Loch Arkaig.     Luckily, this is a project that pesky Covid-19 cannot halt, as...

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