Opinion, Wildlife

The lost art of stopping and staring

10 Mar , 2016  

Female Blackbird Tardus merula

Taking a walk the other day, I stopped to watch a female blackbird digging for worms. I was struck by her ingenuity at getting a meal for herself, perhaps preparing for a future brood. It made me think. Sometimes we fail to look at the common flora and fauna we see every day, like the […]

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Events, Opinion, Wildlife

3 March 2016 World wildlife Day, “The future of wildlife is in our hands”

22 Feb , 2016  

Celebrate world wildlife day on 3 March 2016

A day to celebrate all wildlife, from a small ant to large elephant they are all part of our wonderful eco system. A message from the United Nations,   “On this World Wildlife Day, I call on all citizens, businesses and governments to play their part in protecting the world’s wild animals and plants. The […]

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Opinion

Light and brain

11 Feb , 2016  

Light and Brain

We were recently teaching a one to one session, when nearly at the end, we always ask the person on the course if they are happy with what they had learnt. “Yes” was the reply “but it’s not what I expected.” In a mild panic we asked what had they expected. “I was expecting you […]

Events, Wildlife

Become a scientific assistant

28 Jan , 2016  

Goldfinch (European) Carduelis carduelis

To help preserve our wildlife we need to know what we are preserving. Without data all conservation, is just a stab in the dark. How can you help collect this valuable data about our wildlife and countryside? Well you could go to university, study hard, pass the exams. Get a job, apply for a research […]

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Opinion

Our children, will they be the guardians of our wildlife?

20 Jan , 2016  

Older generation enjoying birdwatching

Who will look after our wildlife tomorrow? It is looking more and more likely that the answer will be no-one. Our children and grandchildren are less engaged with the outdoors than ever before. We have raised a generation knowing nothing and caring even less, about what happens in our countryside. Unless we can reconnect our […]

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News, Reviews, Wildlife

THE COUNTRYSIDE NEEDS YOU!

12 Jan , 2016  

iPad showing iRecord apps in app store

There are many organisations dedicated to looking after our flora and fauna for the enjoyment of us all. We all enjoy wildlife and nature in some way and we are guardians of the countryside for future generations. There are many ways to help these organisations, from volunteering to collecting data about the population and health […]

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Reviews, Software

Forgotten your Password

4 Jan , 2016  

Screen shot Wordpress login screen

How important are passwords to our day. No matter what you want to do on the web today you need to login. To provide some protection, against those who want to rob you blind, you need to pick a strong password. So strong in fact that you certainly won’t remember it the next time you […]

News

Winter Solstice

21 Dec , 2015  

Holly with Rhime frost

21 December is here, time for a change of season autumn to winter. Time for the land to sleep, rest and rejuvenate. Today is the shortest day and longest night, a day we call the winter solstice. Solstice literally means “sun stand still.” The exact timing of the solstice varies from year to year. In […]

Opinion, Wildlife

Your local patch

18 Dec , 2015  

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis on feeder

I suppose it is in the nature of who we are, wildlife photographers I mean. We are always looking at the TV or magazines, wondering what image opportunities might be available at a particular destination. Most of these potential picture opportunities seem to involve lots of travel and normally quiet a bit of money. But […]

Locations

Loch Beinn

12 Dec , 2015  

Landscape of Loch Beinn

We introduce ourselves as storytellers, using pictures instead of words to tell stories of the natural world. We’re often asked why we went to a certain location to photograph. Sometimes it’s because we want to tell a particular story about an animal or place. But at other times you go to a new location, to […]

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