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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Apr 02 2020

Bigger is better!

The Trust recently ran a fundraising appeal to purchase an extension to the Hucking Estate, near Maidstone, Kent. We’re thrilled to announce that this has been a great success.   Thanks to the generosity of people across the UK, this new expanse will extend Hucking to a...

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Apr 02 2020

Hello Fairy Glen!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Andrew Carnegie’s “Fairy Glen” Acquired by Woodland Trust Scotland.   Welcome to the fold, Fairy Glen!     We have purchased a favourite summer picnic spot of Andrew Carnegie, a millionaire industrialist and philanthropist  who bought the Skibo Estate, and its Ledmore...

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Apr 02 2020

How to attract butterflies to your garden

Watching butterflies flutter about in the sunshine is one of life’s pleasures, but you might have noticed there are fewer around these days. The UK has 59 different types of butterfly. But sadly populations have declined recently due to loss of their habitat, pollution and changing...

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