Monthly Archives: August 2015

Species of the Month – a remarkable ant

When we think of pilfering in the natural world we may think of magpies or jackdaws, but birds aren’t the only species that are capable of a bit of theft.  Our August Species of the Month is a rather unconventional … Continue reading

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Outward Bound Trust

The Outward Bound Trust is synonymous with using the outdoors and education to help develop young people from all walks of life. Founded in 1941, as a school for Merchant Seamen, the Trust evolved to develop an educational programme that … Continue reading

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Lifting the lid on landslips

Good vegetation cover slows down the rate at which rainwater filters through the ground.   But even this natural protection can be overwhelmed by intense rain, causing dramatic landslips like the recent example from Corrie Fee national nature reserve.   Ewen Cameron … Continue reading

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News from Noss

We’re now well into August, which means there’s less than two weeks left for you to squeeze in a visit to Noss, Shetland’s spectacular seabird island, tucked away beyond Bressay to the east of Lerwick. Read on as Reserve Manager … Continue reading

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August update from the Isle of May

David Steel is the Reserve Manager on the Isle of May, based on the island itself from March to October. Here he gives us an update on a busy August as visiting birds have popped in and the results of … Continue reading

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A Highland gem

Rory Richardson is the Reserve Manager at our Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve. There is a lot happening on this popular reserve at this time of year as Rory explains below. The three Munro’s on our Reserve continue to attract … Continue reading

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News from Taynish and Glasdrum

Doug Bartholomew and Gordon Campbell are the reserve managers looking after our National Nature Reserves at Taynish and Glasdrum. Here they provide an update on what has been happening on their patch this summer. We have enjoyed some great community … Continue reading

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