Monthly Archives: November 2014

A focus for Scottish wildcat action

A recent study highlighted six areas recommended as priorities for future wildcat conservation work in Scotland. The study comes as part of the Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan, which aims to protect our best remaining wildcat populations. The report detected … Continue reading

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Taynish National Nature Reserve

There are several popular National Nature Reserves in the Argyll area – Taynish, Glen Nant, Moine Mhor and Glasdrum Wood. Here Alan Martin and Doug Bartholomew give an insight into one of the most spectacular of these special spots with … Continue reading

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The value of ivy

Ivy flowers late in the year in November and December, which is a huge benefit to a range of insects (including honeybees) who welcome the rich nectar supply at a time when few other plants are flowering. Sarah Smyth, an … Continue reading

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Species of the month – red squirrel

Jenny Bryce is an SNH operations officer and wildlife ecologist, who leads on projects involving squirrels and wildcats.  For our regular Species of the Month post Jenny takes a look at a species close to her heart – the red … Continue reading

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Drones and environmental mapping

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’ are a rapidly evolving area of technology with many potential applications from intelligence gathering to delivering Amazon orders.   However, they also have clear environmental applications and here Duncan Blake, SNH’s lead analyst on … Continue reading

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Natural bookshelf

Tweet of the Day was a hugely popular BBC Radio 4 production that went out just before 6am each morning. In a brief 90-second programme the essence of a different bird was captured in song and narration. Listeners would hear … Continue reading

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What has nature ever done for us ?

Ewen Cameron is an Operations Manager in our Tayside and Grampian team and descended from many generations of farming folk. Here he talks about how we can help nature locally and in so doing help ourselves and future generations. If … Continue reading

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