Tag Archives: pine hoverfly

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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Time to celebrate bugs in the Cairngorms National Park

Which animals would pop into your head, if you were asked to list the most iconic species of wildlife found in the Cairngorms National Park. Red deer? Golden eagles? Red squirrels? Pine marten perhaps? Or maybe it’s the charismatic capercaillie? … Continue reading

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The first of its kind

Martin Gaywood of Scottish Natural Heritage and Pete Hollingsworth from the Royal  Botanic Garden Edinburgh look at the new Scottish Code for Conservation Translocations. In recent years Scotland has seen an increasing number of ‘conservation translocation’ projects involving animals and … Continue reading

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Family favourites

There are many successful father and daughter teams in modern society. Think of acting and you might cite Henry and Jane Fonda, or John Voight and his daughter Angelina Jolie, whilst in music there was Frank and Nancy Sinatra. Entomology … Continue reading

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