Category Archives: citizen science

#CycleForNature – The final stretch: Ullapool to Kinlochewe

Blessed mostly with fantastic weather, Francesca cycled 252 miles last week, sailed on six Ferries and visited five SNH offices (with a wave to Portree). The final part of #CycleForNature leg two took Francesca from Ullapool to Kinlochewe. Let’s hear how … Continue reading

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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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Play for Scotland this weekend and take care of your trails

Mountain bikers from all over Europe will be out in force volunteering their time to take care of their trails this weekend, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April. The driving force behind this international competition is Graeme McLean, project manager … 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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Living with top carnivores

Scotland and Norway share many cultural elements including ‘loan words’ incorporated in our language and place names. Our natural heritage also faces similar challenges and opportunities. Lynne Clark reflects on her study tour in Central Norway. One of the most … Continue reading

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Are our plants changing?

How would you like to take part in a UK-wide project to record how our plant species are changing over time? The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is looking for volunteers to adopt a one km square. If you are … 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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