Category Archives: Orchids

Bringing butterflies and bees back to Skolie Burn SSSI

Since starting a Community Woodland group, Ian Records’ life has changed completely – dropping leaflets, knocking on doors, writing up woodland management plans and doing flower surveys.  Here, he tells how a protected area can galvanise a local community to take action to improve their local area for people and wildlife. Continue reading

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Looking after the orchids

Iain Macdonald, SNH’s Biodiversity Strategy Officer, ponders a life-long love of wild orchids. Pot plants require care. I was reminded about that a few days ago when staff from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh visited our office in Inverness. Laura … Continue reading

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