Monthly Archives: January 2017

Feral goats: don’t be a silly-billy, there are goats around

Goats have been around for a long time. The first domesticated animals arrived around 5000 years ago with Neolithic farmers and were used, as the name would suggest, as farmyard animals. The wild goat, or capra aegagrus, is native to … Continue reading

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Species of the month: the sexton beetle

Athayde Tonhasca suggests that there is more to the sexton beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides than meets the eye. If you go for a stroll in the woods now and then, you may have come across a dead bird or small mammal. You … Continue reading

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Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference 2017 – sign up now

Bookings are now open for the next Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference, to be held at the University of Aberdeen during 3-4 April 2017. We hope you will be able to come! Aim The conference aims to bring together … Continue reading

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Meet our 2016/17 graduate placements

Kerrie Craig, graduate placement in the Planning and Renewables unit introduces us to the SNH Graduate Placements 2016/2017. The outgoing President Barack Obama famously said of young people that “they are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and … Continue reading

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Urban nature – get connected in Glasgow

SNH champions nature in our towns and cities so we all have more good quality greenspace to enjoy. Martin Faulkner, our Green Infrastructure Project and Funding Officer shares his diary accounts of visits to two urban nature projects SNH is … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe’s hidden Gem

Beinn Eighe NNR might be best known for Scots pine, red deer and golden eagles, but if you happen to be walking the old ‘Pony path’ into the heart of the Reserve, and you take a glance down at your feet … Continue reading

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Get wild with the Clyde and Avon Valley Wildlife Campaign 2017

Pull on your wellies and grab a pencil – it’s time to get involved in the Clyde and Avon Valley Wildlife Challenge and 500 Words Competition 2017. Running for the full calendar year, the campaign includes wildlife spotting events and two … Continue reading

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