Monthly Archives: June 2017

On track for a record-breaking species year list from Noss NNR?

Midsummer (‘Simmer Dim’ in Shetland) seems a good time for an update on how the season has been going so far, and looking forward to what else is in store on Noss. Craig Nisbet and Andy Denton, Noss’ seasonal wardens … Continue reading

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How are we preparing for a Climate Ready Future?

This was the subject for the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference which Glasgow hosted recently with four days of talks, workshops and excursions. Several SNH staff were among hundreds of delegates attending from across Europe and the rest of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s saltmarshes are mapped for the first time

The Habitat Map of Scotland Project has now completed the next step in mapping our coast with the publication of a map of Scotland’s saltmarshes – the data is now available to download here. Between 2010 and 2012 all saltmarshes … Continue reading

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Chainsaws, rotten wood and cages: the efforts to save the pine hoverfly

Athayde Tonhasca discusses the conservation efforts to protect one of Scotland’s most endangered species. The ephemeral habitat of the pine hoverfly   In a mature Scots pine forest, trees are often infected by the heart rot fungus Phaeolus schweinitzii, which … Continue reading

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A sensory onslaught in the Shiant Isles

SNH’s Chris Leakey and Glen Tyler spend time marvelling at the Shiant Isles’ seabird spectacular. Every so often, when the swell meets the cliff at the required height and direction, a deep rumble resonates from a cave and the rock … Continue reading

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Gorge ablaze – fired up for conservation at Ness Glen

The prolonged spell of dry, warm weather in late April and early May created the conditions for a number of ‘wild’ fires around the country, most or all of them started carelessly or deliberately by people. One of the more … Continue reading

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Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

Reserve Manager Tom Cunningham reflects on events in and around Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. His regular newsletter will be winging its way over the wires soon, but here’s a taster of what Tom has to say. Summer 2017 brings our … Continue reading

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