Tag Archives: citizen science

Wester Ross Scenic Photo Project

As SNH’s Local Landscapes Officer I have always felt incredibly fortunate in my job, one of my favourite parts has always been encouraging people to get out and enjoy our landscapes and recognise what they mean to them. Since the … Continue reading

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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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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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Scottish frogs under threat…enter the dragon finders

Dragon Finder is an initiative aimed at spreading the word about amphibian and reptile conservation. It brings together practical conservation, surveying, data collection and interactive educational activities and now everyone can be involved by downloading a free app to help … Continue reading

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Sign up for the Southern Scotland Bat Survey!

In our February Species of the Month blog we featured the Brandt’s bat – a new confirmed species bat for Scotland (http://ow.ly/Zd2OH). Continuing with the batty theme, we now report on an exciting new citizen science survey of bats due … Continue reading

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Alan Joyce – citizen scientist and inspiration

Citizen Science can appear like an ‘in-phrase’ at the moment, but it isn’t new and Alan Joyce was encouraging it many years ago in the north of Scotland. As a young man in the 1950s Alan read an article in … Continue reading

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