Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fish-bones and Apricot jam-tarts

Hidden Treasures – part two. Sandy Coppins is an internationally recognised lichen expert and we are delighted that she has agreed to pen a two-part blog for us.  In part one (published last week) Sandy explained what lichens are, now … Continue reading

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Hidden treasure

Sandy Coppins is an internationally recognised lichen expert and we are delighted that she has agreed to pen a two-part blog for us.  In part one Sandy explains what lichens are, and in part two — using Beinn Eighe National … Continue reading

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Tayside Beaver Study Group

It is common knowledge now that in May 2009 beavers were released at Knapdale Forest, in the heart of Argyll, as part of the Scottish Beaver Trial. The trial will run for five years and SNH co-ordinates the independent monitoring … Continue reading

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Species of the month

February – Freshwater Pearl Mussel Few people are fully aware of the significance of the freshwater pearl mussel, a species that lives ‘hidden’ in cold, fast-flowing rivers yet is embedded in our history, culture and biodiversity. The freshwater pearl mussel … Continue reading

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Mr. Shetland – Bobby Tulloch

A few years ago SNH mounted an exhibition called The Highland Naturalists  which celebrated the work of people from all walks of life who had contributed much to our understanding of Scotland’s natural world. Most were not full-time scientists, but … Continue reading

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