Tag Archives: autumn

Find autumn gold in Scotland’s National Nature Reserves

Autumn, with its depth of colour and light, is a fantastic season to get out and explore our mountains, forests and coasts, especially if you’re looking for ideas to get the kids active during the school break. Scotland’s wonderful National … Continue reading

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As slow as it gets

Seasons would be boring but for their interstices. So says Jim Carruthers, our gardener at Battleby, as he shares his autumnal musings with us.  Winter into spring goes back and forth like a bout of boxing or basketball. There is … Continue reading

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Fungi breaking down the forest floor

November is still a good month for finding fungi on our forest floors and our friends at Scottish Fungi have recommended two rather cool species to keep an eye out for at this time of year. The cucumber cap is … Continue reading

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Species of the month – red squirrel

Jenny Bryce is an SNH operations officer and wildlife ecologist, who leads on projects involving squirrels and wildcats.  For our regular Species of the Month post Jenny takes a look at a species close to her heart – the red … Continue reading

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Autumn birds on the wing

Simon Foster is a Policy & Advice officer with Scottish Natural Heritage. In his spare time he is a member of the Highland Raptor Study Group, Highland Ringing Group (Chairman), Scottish Ornithologists Club, British Trust for Ornithology, and the Seabird … Continue reading

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