Tag Archives: Habitats

Mapping our species-rich grasslands

According to UK charity Plantlife, Britain has lost 97% of its species-rich grassland in less than a century. Hundreds of plants, fungi and invertebrate species rely on these important habitats – which in turn support healthy populations of birds and … Continue reading

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Tiny shells and hidden animals

Do you like snails? The gastropod molluscs commonly found in your garden are probably the first thing that spring to mind. Or maybe you smell garlic and see a yummy plate of l’escargot.  However, this small word covers an array … Continue reading

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Birds and habitats – the domain of Rob Fuller

Andy Douse and Des Thompson reflect on the work of Professor Rob Fuller, who has recently retired as Director of Science with the British Trust for Ornithology. In 1982 an important volume was published in the now classic Poyser series … Continue reading

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Sharing information about Scotland’s special seas

At almost half a million square kilometres the sea around Scotland is six times the size of our land mass and home to huge variety of internationally and nationally important wildlife. From the smallest plankton, the foundation of marine ecosystems, … Continue reading

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Habitat definitions

Do you know the difference between Lowland meadows and Lowland calcareous grassland ?  If not then read on, as Sarah Smyth of Scottish Natural Heritage reveals how the art of habitat definition is undergoing a transformation. In Scotland we have … Continue reading

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