Tag Archives: Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

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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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 – 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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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

It was spring 2011. I’d decided to walk around the edge of the UK, anti-clockwise from Edinburgh, to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems, many of whom feel they are on the edge of society. Chris McCullough Young … Continue reading

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A new outlook on Scotland’s natural heritage

Thanks to a childhood spent moving from one country to the next, from the UK to Australia and on to Germany, it seemed his mind was always somewhere else, often far away. Steven Neish, one of our volunteers at Tentsmuir … Continue reading

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Shaping a career

“As you volunteer, not only do you learn key skills but you learn about the site you are maintaining; it’s a true sense of custodianship.” Kirsten Brewster writes about her diverse experience of volunteering, and how it has shaped her … Continue reading

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25 years of SNH – Reserve Manager at Tentsmuir NNR

After working for BT for 28 years, Tom Cunningham needed a change of direction which resulted in the job he’d been dreaming about: managing Tentsmuir NNR. He started as the Assistant Reserve Manager and nine months later he became the … Continue reading

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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

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Tentsmuir NNR – an inspiration for artists and scientists

Today we hear from Tom Cunningham, our Reserve Manager at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. Having worked at Tentsmuir for 17 years, few people know the reserve as well as Tom. Here he updates us on the work of  the reserve’s 2013 Artist … Continue reading

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Wonderful Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

Today we feature a guest blog from Tom Cunningham our Reserve Manager at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. Tom has worked at Tentsmuir for 17 years and few people know the reserve as well as our popular warden. Here he talks us … Continue reading

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