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Nature’s Bounty in a Brùchd

Piles of seaweed thrown up by winter storms can add new elements to the forager’s basket Continue reading

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Mathas na Mara à Brùchdan

Faodaidh brùchdan a’ gheamhraidh air a’ chladach feamainn bhlasta a chur ri daithead an rùrachair Continue reading

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Protecting Orkney’s voles

Today, we have a fascinating guest post from Ann Cockerton, who until recently was the Orkney Native Wildlife Project communications manager. Our annual wildlife monitoring surveys concluded last month with the completion of the Orkney vole surveys. The Orkney vole … Continue reading

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Ainmhidh Gnù na Gealaich Bhuidhe

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ toirt sùil air a’ bhroc ann am beul-aithris, litreachas agus eòlas-tìre nan Gàidheal Continue reading

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Safe and Sustainable Mushroom Foraging

Thinking of mushroom foraging? Check out this blog for tips on a sustainable – and tasty – foraging experience Continue reading

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Two Basking Fish of the West Highland summer

Roddy Maclean shares his enthusiasm for two amazing summer visitors to our waters Continue reading

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Dà Iasg Bhlianaidh an t-Samhraidh

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain ag innse dhuinn mu dhà iasg-siubhail iongantach a thig a dh’uisgeachan na h-Alba as t-samhradh Continue reading

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LGBTQ+ Representation – Why Does it Matter?

Bethia Pearson, Practical Placement at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve and member of NatureScot’s LGBTQ+ Staff Network, shares her thoughts on why representation is important in conservation and on our nature reserves. Why does it matter? I don’t care what … Continue reading

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From bog-sceptic to bog-enthusiast: the power of volunteering

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, we asked David McCulloch, a volunteer at our Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve (NNR), to give us an insight into his volunteering experiences with NatureScot. I started volunteering for NatureScot in 2015, after taking early retirement. … Continue reading

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Monitoring the not-so-common Common Crane in North East Scotland

Today, we welcome back guest blogger and ace photographer Ron Macdonald, who takes us on an amazing visual and auditory journey following common cranes in North East Scotland, as he volunteers for RSPB to help monitor and understand this recovering … Continue reading

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