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Natural bookshelf

It was as a boy that Clifton Bain fell in love with Scotland’s ancient Caledonian pinewoods. Since then he has gathered an encyclopaedic knowledge of all 38 pinewoods in Scotland and his book ‘The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland’ gives a … Continue reading

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The waning of the bees

We are delighted to bring you a guest blog from Professor Dave Goulson, an acknowledged expert on bumblebees and indeed a founding figure in the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. “This spring was the worst I can remember for bumblebees. In March … Continue reading

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