Monthly Archives: April 2015

Species of the month – Scottish primrose

This small plant is one of the very few species found in Scotland and nowhere else in the world. Within Scotland, it grows in only a small part of the north mainland coast and some of the islands in Orkney. … Continue reading

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Dick Balharry

With the recent death of Dick Balharry we lost a friend, colleague and formidable champion of wild land. A largely self-taught naturalist, Dick was created a MBE in 1996, and received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Abertay University in … Continue reading

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Glen Tanar black grouse count

Jeremy Squire is a member of the reserve team at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. As part of his wider work around Scotland he recently had a day away from Loch Leven, to help with the annual census we take … Continue reading

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Remembering Derek Ratcliffe

The recent publication of Nature’s Conscience: The Life and Legacy of Derek Ratcliffe is a timely reminder of one of our foremost environmentalists. Derek immersed himself in nature, and when he highlighted the disastrous effects of pesticides on peregrines he … Continue reading

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Inspired by words

Many of us can point to a book that helped to get us interested in nature. This year we are running a project called ‘BookWood’, as part of the Scotland’s Nature Festival, to find out which books inspired our Facebook … Continue reading

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Healthy soils for a healthy life

Healthy soils are the foundation for our food, fuel, fibre, and even medicines. That’s why the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation earmarked 2015 as International Year of Soils. The launch was worldwide and celebrates the value of soil for … Continue reading

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News from St Cyrus National Nature Reserve

Therese Alampo is the Reserve Manager at St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve. A coastal reserve near to Montrose and fairly handy for both Aberdeen and Dundee it is one of our most popular sites and there is plenty to keep … Continue reading

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