Monthly Archives: November 2013

In the frame

The Scottish Seabird Centre is now displaying more than 100 photographs submitted for their annual Nature Photography Awards. The images you can see in this blog are just a small selection from the shortlist, to give you a taster of … Continue reading

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Sensing Landscape: Tuning In

Rachel Mimiec, our NSA Artist in Residence, gives us an update on her work from Glen Nevis and Glencoe. I am back in Ben Nevis and Glencoe for the next few weeks and have been out and about getting a … Continue reading

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Let the fun(ding) begin – first reserve set to get even better

A recent award of £148 500 to help refurbish the visitor centre at Britain’s oldest National Nature Reserve (NNR) is great news for future visitors, for the local Wester Ross community and for SNH. The funding, from the European Regional … Continue reading

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Best of British – Nature Reserves

Scottish Natural Heritage has teamed up with its sister nature conservation agencies in the UK – Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Natural England – to recommend where to see nature at its most splendid this autumn. Usually … Continue reading

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Wild, wet and wonderful …

They maybe haven’t featured amongst Scotland’s Big Five … but mosses and liverworts – known as ‘Bryophytes’ – are some of Scotland’s most fascinating and important wildlife.  Julie Smith is a Natural Talent apprentice with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) and … Continue reading

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Naturally Scottish

Did you know that we have a series of booklets – free to download on our website – covering some of the most interesting species in Scotland ?  Our Naturally Scottish publications offer an insight into the lives of what … Continue reading

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Sensing Landscape: Landscape within Landscapes

Rachel Mimiec has now explored three National Scenic Areas – which will our NSA Artist in Residence chose to be her base? I have recently returned from the Ben Nevis/Glencoe NSA. As with all my other research weeks it was … Continue reading

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Hazel Gloves

Hazel Gloves: an inhabitant of Scotland’s special Atlantic hazelwoods Hazel is a common tree throughout Europe, but on Scotland’s exposed west coast, it forms a very special type of woodland that we call Atlantic hazelwood. High rainfall, relatively mild winters … Continue reading

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