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Ardnamurchan’s unique day-flying moth

Each year in early summer, volunteers from various parts of Scotland travel west to survey a rare, striking and elusive day-flying moth – the New Forest burnet, at the only site it occurs in the UK.  Since becoming extinct in … Continue reading

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Species of the month – Scottish crossbill

This is Scotland’s – indeed, Britain’s – only endemic bird species: one that breeds here, and nowhere else in the world. It lives in pinewoods and conifer plantations, especially old-growth Caledonian Forest in the Highlands, as David Wood explains. Another … Continue reading

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