Tag Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Working on a Dragonfly Hotspot

Do you know how to tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly? Read on for the answer as Marijke Leith, a student placement at our Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, tells us what it’s like to work on a Dragonfly … Continue reading

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Toads versus frogs at St Cyrus NNR

Frogs and toads clearly have a lot in common. For many, if not most of us, trying to tell the difference between the two is as confusing as being introduced to identical twins, called Anna and Hanna. But not for … Continue reading

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Uilebheistean a’ Chuain / Gaelic Sea Monsters

An e fìor chreutairean a bh’ anns a’ chionaran-crò agus cìrean-cròin? / Are the great Gaelic sea-monsters merely creatures of myth? Uilebheistean Iongantach a’ Chuain Tha creutairean car annasach nar dualchas a tha a’ fuireach fon mhuir, leithid mhaighdeannan-mara agus … Continue reading

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#YCW2020 A Day in the Life – Marine Operations Officer Jane Dodd

During the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, we’re joining SNH staff working along our shorelines and waterways to gain an insight into the important and varied work they do. This month we join Jane Dodd, a marine operations officer … Continue reading

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#YCW2020: A spotlight on our freshwater and wetland habitats for World Water Day

This year’s message for World Water Day – Water and Climate Change – Everyone Has a Role to Play – stresses the need for us to use water wisely and care for our watery habitats and species. With increasingly extreme … Continue reading

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Sgeul Allt a’ Bhradain / The Story of the Salmon’s Burn

Tha mòr-sgeul air cùl ainm-àite inntinneach ann an Loch Abar / A sadly fulfilled prophecy lies behind a fishy place-name in Lochaber … Bàs Gormshuil agus Allt a’ Bhradain ’S dòcha gu bheil e na iongnadh do chuid nach eil … Continue reading

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Highlights from our Year of Coasts & Waters poetry competition

Our Coast Lines of Tentsmuir poetry project has just had its wonderful finale at StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, at St Andrews’ Byre Theatre. Molly Aldam has been with SNH on a graduate placement since September, working to connect a … Continue reading

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#YCW2020 A Day in the Life – Marine Ornithology Graduate Placement Jen Graham

During the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, we’re joining SNH staff working along our shorelines and waterways to gain an insight into the important and varied work they do for the benefit of people and nature. This month we meet … Continue reading

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#YCW2020 – Take a dose of nature’s medicine at Tentsmuir

Tentsmuir NNR is a magical coastal reserve, with dynamic dunes and a vast foreshore that looks different at every visit.  The reserve includes Morton Lochs – inland lochs which provide great habitat for a range of birds, butterflies and red … Continue reading

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A year in the life of a ranger

The days are getting longer, the birds have started singing again and rangers are thinking about their year ahead! In today’s guest blog Emily Wilkins shares highlights from a year in her life as a ranger for the islands of … Continue reading

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