Monthly Archives: April 2014

Species of the month

Otter The otter is undoubtedly one of Britain’s favourite mammals, and currently flourishing. Seen as being inquisitive, playful and intelligent, they’re magnificent swimmers that are found in coastal as well as inland waters across much of Scotland. A member of … Continue reading

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Creag Meagaidh diary

Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. It’s one of a suite of reserves that help protect an amazing range of wildlife and landscapes, and each one is waiting to be discovered by you. The Creag Meagaidh … Continue reading

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Bats, people and buildings

As the warmth of spring arrives and bats return to their summer roosts, staff at Scottish Natural Heritage often find themselves busy preparing for the flourish of bat activity. Bats are commonly found in people’s homes during the spring and … Continue reading

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Seton Gordon

The famous naturalist Seton Gordon was born in Aberdeenshire, and lived much of his life in Scotland — in Aboyne, Aviemore and latterly Duntulm in Skye. He was of private means and moved in aristocratic circles, however, one of his major … Continue reading

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Doing our bit

March 2014 saw the launch of Climate Week, which was Britain’s biggest climate change campaign to date. Inspiring action to create a sustainable future, Climate Week showcased practical solutions to help people live and work more sustainably. Scottish Natural Heritage … Continue reading

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Valuing John Muir and nature

Ron McCraw, is an Access and Recreation Manager with Scottish Natural Heritage. He is also an advocate of the value of John Muir’s legacy. As he explains below we stand on the cusp of an exceptional opportunity to celebrate and … Continue reading

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