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Category Archives: urban nature
Nature has helped many of us through the various challenges of the past few months. We’ve watched nature thrive through our screens and spent time observing life with fresh eyes and ears in our gardens and from windows. We’ve really … Continue reading
Posted in green health, Natural Health Service, Nature in art, paths, photography, plants, Uncategorized, urban nature, wild flowers, woodlands Tagged Alan Cameron, biodiversity, Covid-19, daily walks, health, lockdown, Nairn, Natural Health Service, nature, NatureScot, photography, Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, staylocal, walking Leave a comment
Tadpole Tails and Water Dragons
An overheard conversation between mother and child during a local stroll made Biodiversity Opportunities Adviser, Zeshan Akhter, wonder if lockdown is providing many people the time to look deeper into the nature that surrounds them… To convince myself the wider … Continue reading
Posted in amphibians, Uncategorized, urban nature, woodlands, Young people Tagged amphibians, children, Covid-19, frogs, Glasgow, lockdown, nature, NatureScot, parenting, ponds, Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, tadpoles, woodland, woods Leave a comment
Noticing change in times of uncertainty.
Chris Mackie is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education and Sport. His research is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage’s Magnus Magnusson studentship. In this post, he reflects on how the current situation can … Continue reading
Posted in green health, Green infrastructure, Natural Health Service, Outdoor learning, Uncategorized, urban nature, Young people Tagged change, Chris Mackie, Covid-19, learning in nature, nature, NatureScot, Outdoor learning, Research, Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, Wildlife Leave a comment
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
Shooting frogs in the dead of night
Underwater photographer Mark Kirkland aims to bring the weird and wonderful of Scotland’s sea and freshwater life to the wider public. Recalling a mission shortly before lockdown restrictions, Mark gives us an insight into the techniques, patience and determination required … Continue reading
Posted in amphibians, art, Nature in art, photography, Reptiles, Sustainable Drainage Systems, Uncategorized, urban nature, Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Tagged #YCW2020, amphibians, common frogs, frogs, Mark Kirkland, Mark Kirkland Photography, Markunderwater, NatureScot, photography, pondlife, ponds, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, underwater photography, urban nature, wildlife photography, Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Leave a comment
Lorg Ghlaschu – In Search of the Dear Green Place
Musician Mary Ann Kennedy was brought up in Glasgow in a Gaelic-speaking family with island roots. In our post today, Mary Ann digs deep into the natural Gaelic and other roots of the Dear Green Place. You can read the … Continue reading
Lockdown on nature? Not really
In our post today Biodiversity Officer, Iain Macdonald, shares his thoughts on Covid-19 and nature, following a pensive lockdown stroll around town… Where have the cars, the planes, the trains and the people all gone? I don’t know about you, … Continue reading
Posted in biodiversity, Ecology, Uncategorized, urban nature Tagged biodiversity, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Nairn, nature, NatureScot, Scotland, Scottish, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, urban nature, Wildlife Leave a comment
Tis the Season to get out along the Firth of Forth!
The Edinburgh Shoreline project began in February 2018 – an initiative from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to encourage people to connect with the coastline in our capital city. In today’s guest blog, Project Manager Charlotte Johnson tells us why … Continue reading
Taking Cumbernauld’s Wild Ways Well to a European audience
Making more use of Scotland’s outdoors as Our Natural Health Service is an initiative being led by SNH. Paul Barclay from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), is part of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape team and delivers an innovative green health programme, … Continue reading
Posted in active travel, gardens, green health, Green infrastructure, paths, Planning, Projects, Scotland's Protected Places, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, Uncategorized, urban nature, Volunteering Tagged Cumbernauld Living Landscape, greenspaces, health, Natural Health Service, nature, NatureScot, parks, Protected Areas, ScotNature, Scottish Natural Heritage, SNH, TCV, urban nature, UROPARC, volunteers, Wild Ways Well Leave a comment
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