Our Week

23 Feb , 2018  

Siberian Husky in snow

Catching up on paperwork today; and waiting for Yellow Hammers to come and have their picture taken. After the snow comes the sun. Hurrah, snowdrops we planted are flowering. Badgers are visiting early in the evening so we can watch them. Three different badgers visited the other night; one new one and two of our […]


A time of hardship

2 Feb , 2018  

Female Blackbird Turdus merula

Winter has a firm hold. Short cold days, long winter nights, bring hardship for the residence of our countryside. Scarcity of reliable food supplies and the low temperatures of winter combine, to bring many of our birds and animals to the brink. Winter; and especially the last bit is one of the hardest times for […]

News, Update, Wildlife

A new visitor

22 Jan , 2018  

Close up still of a Pine Marten

Christmas over, decorations put away. What’s been happening with us? To our delight, we have a Pine Marten visiting, on a fairly regular basis. After feeding on the ground for the first few visits, it, and I say it; because we’re not sure if it is male or female. Anyway, he, she, it, has learnt […]


Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalos caudatus)

4 Jan , 2018  

Long-tailed Tits Aegithalos caudatus on branch looking left

Long-tailed Tits are not really tits at all. And not a lot of people know that. It is an entirely different family, Aegithalidae from the other three species Blue, Great and Coal Tit we find in our gardens. Which are all members of the Paridae family. The Long-tailed Tit is very closely related to the babbler family […]

News, Wildlife

The Scottish Tiger – needs your help

13 Dec , 2017  

The Scottish Wildcat gets its nickname, Scottish Tiger from its stripy flank markings similar to its big cat cousin. This iconic, rare and illusive species has been pushed to make a last stand here in the Highlands. It could be here in the wilds of Scotland that Wildcats go extinct from Britain. Although classed as […]


Update, Wildlife

Trail Camera Compilations

15 Nov , 2017  

Still frame from Trail Camera compilation video 2017

Our new video is out today, a compilation of footage taken from our trail cam over the last year. During the year we’ve had many visitors to our wood and we thought we would share with you what we have seen. Our most recent visitor has been a Pine Marten, who appeared on the lawn […]


Reconnecting adults with nature

31 Oct , 2017  

6 pictures of birds and trees

There has been a lot of articles about reconnecting children and young people with “nature” and the outdoors; but, what about adults? In a recent survey of 2,000 adults, half couldn’t identify a house sparrow, a quarter didn’t know a blue tit or a starling, and a fifth thought a red kite wasn’t a bird. […]

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29 Sep , 2017  

It’s Friday so we thought we would try and be intellectual, here are a few of our favourite quotations   “Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” -Chief Seattle   “I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in […]


Tea break

8 Sep , 2017  

Sitting in the garden having a tea break, with birds chattering away in the trees, flying over our heads to get to the hanging feeders, made me think how wonderful the small things in life are. To sit soaking up the sunshine watching the birds, listening to the sounds of nature all round. The small […]


Autumn on the doorstep

25 Aug , 2017  

Red Rowan berries

With eight days left of August 2017, perhaps, it’s too soon to be thinking of autumn. But all around us, we’re seeing clear signs of the changing season. Autumn; starts early here in the highlands of Scotland. This year, with its untypical weather patterns, the changes are happening particularly early. All around us are indications […]