Tag Archives: rhododendron

Beautiful but deadly – the plant with a dark side

Rhododendron may appear beautiful – but one type of this impressive looking plant is posing a deadly threat to Scotland’s rainforest plants and lichens. Rhododendron ponticum, a majestic shrub with its early summer explosions of bright pink blooms, is a … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe

Douglas Gibson works at our Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.  Sometimes people stop him and ask “What do you actually DO on that reserve?  Wonder no more, here Douglas lifts the lid on some fairly typical activities. A visitor quite … Continue reading

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Conservationists fight Aliens

Invasive Species Week starts today, as Iain Macdonald an SNH Biodiversity Adviser reveals, and sees a week of events across the UK to raise awareness about the problems caused by invasive animal and plant species. The idea of the week is … Continue reading

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