Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why does it always rain on me ?

Tom Cunningham is the reserve manager at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve.  Here he reflects on the events he had planned at the reserve for the summer of 2013. It’s been an absolutely brilliant summer, sunshine nearly every day, in fact … Continue reading

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Rum arrival

Visitors to Rum National Nature Reserve can enjoy the sight of a new foal on the island.  The young filly called Fraoch was born to Stroma in July and is thriving.  As our picture shows the youngster is a real beauty … Continue reading

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The Flora of the Cairngorms National Park

Rare Plants Registers are only one output of the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI).  They are in effect mini floras which detail the locations, recorder and date recorded for local specialities, including the rarest of the rare. The registers, or floras, … Continue reading

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Remembering the last great auks

Today our blog is provided by journalist and wildlife expert Kenny Taylor. A noted author Kenny has written for BBC Wildlife and National Geographic as well as our very own The Nature of Scotland. His piece focuses on the last … Continue reading

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The adder man: Norman Morrison

Ask any Scottish police officer about Norman Morrison and they’ll tell you he was the co-founder of the Scottish Police Federation but it’s unlikely they’ll know he was also a pioneer in the study of Scotland’s reptiles. Along the way, … Continue reading

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River Restoration at Allt Lorgy

The Allt Lorgy, near Carrbridge, is a typical, spatey, upland burn which had been straightened for agricultural purposes many years ago,  and at the same time had  artificial flood banks and river bank  rock armouring installed, together with in-river boulder … Continue reading

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