Monthly Archives: June 2016

Craigellachie’s all-new peregrine TV and visitor hub

Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (NNR), in the Cairngorms National Park, is one of the finest examples of upland birch woodland habitat and its invertebrates – particularly moths – and, of course, the peregrines, are a mainstay. Now visitors can watch … Continue reading

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The future of Chatelherault lies in its past

A massive woodland management project is underway at Chatelherault Country Park in South Lanarkshire. Almost 20 hectares of non-native plantation conifers will be removed and native woodland regenerated, to restore the park’s spectacular historical views and features. The 5th Duke … Continue reading

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Species of the month – the basking shark

The name says it all: Cetorhinus maximus, ‘the greatest sea monster nose’. This is the basking shark, the world’s second largest fish (up to 12 m long) and a common visitor to Scottish waters during the summer months. The basking … Continue reading

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