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Category Archives: Orchids
Ponds for all!
Man-made mini-wetlands across Scotland provide oases for a wide range of wildlife in urban areas. To mark World Biodiversity Day, David O’ Brien from our Biodiversity team took a stroll around his nearest SuDS pond to see what he could … Continue reading
Posted in amphibians, biodiversity, Flood management, Flowers, gardens, Insects, Orchids, Sustainable Drainage Systems, Uncategorized, urban nature, wild flowers Tagged biodiversity, damselflies, marsh marigolds, NatureScot, Orchids, ponds, Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, SuDS, urban nature, World Biodiversity Day Leave a comment
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
Posted in Access, bees, biodiversity, citizen science, Community engagement, conservation, Ecology, Flowers, Insects, Land management, meadow, Orchids, plants, Projects, Scotland's Protected Places, SNH, SSSI, Uncategorized, Volunteering, wild flowers Tagged bees, butterflies, citizen science, Community Groups, Edinburgh, grassland, meadows, nature, Orchids, pollinators, regeneration, Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Site of special scientific interest, Skolie Burn, SNH, SSSI, UK, wild flowers, woodland regeneration Leave a comment
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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