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- Happy World Seagrass Day from Scotland! March 1, 2023
- Wild Boars of Gaelic Legend February 24, 2023
- Tuirc nan Sgeulachdan air Aghaidh na Tìre February 24, 2023
- South on the right hand February 22, 2023
Tag Archives: NNRs
#CycleForNature – 6 legs down, one to go!
We left Francesca midway through leg 6 with the sun in her eyes, as she sailed west towards Islay on ferry number three of the week…. Thursday dawned bright and breezy; first stop was SNH’s office in Bowmore where I … Continue reading
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Advance, entrench, hold the line
This is the NNR front line – the place where Scotland’s coast is growing fastest, pushing eastwards into the North Sea. On average, Tentsmuir Point has expanded by nearly five metres each year for more than two centuries. It’s a … Continue reading
Taynish through the eyes of an artist
Jane Smith, a local wildlife artist, describes her inspirational year as Artist in Residence at Taynish NNR and all its natural riches. Our village is a cluster of houses around an Argyll sea loch. On the far side of the bay … Continue reading
Ginormous whirligigs and camera trapping – a year at Caerlaverock NNR
Our graduate placement at Caerlaverock NNR, Ellie Oakley, reflects over the year and looks back on the highlights and achievements. Last year, I had to make a decision to either carry on with my study of Countryside and Environmental Management … Continue reading
What exactly does a reserve assistant do?
A lot of people don’t quite understand what it is I do, where I am or what my job is. I explain to them that I spend a lot of my time outdoors, share my experiences with others, and thoroughly … Continue reading
Surveying birds at sunrise
Tentsmuir NNR is lucky to have a fantastic team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. Here, one of the group, Tom Ross tells us about his love of birds and his days out surveying on the Reserve. There are three surveys … Continue reading
Helping nature adapt to climate change
Our climate is changing. Climate change is bringing higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and rising sea levels. Less rainfall means that some habitats will dry out more in summer; peatlands may stop storing carbon and providing special habitats for wildlife. … Continue reading
Getting close to Highland wildlife
It’s been an exciting year so far on the National Nature Reserves (NNRs) we look after in the Highlands, as we’ve been using remote cameras to get a better look at some of the nesting birds. At Corrieshalloch Gorge NNR … Continue reading
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