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 […]

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Opinion

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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Update, Wildlife

Where do they go?

10 Feb , 2017  

We’re talking about our Badgers. The onset of winter has meant that the local Badger population no longer visit our garden just after dusk. We know they are still visiting because the food we leave out is disappearing each night and we have set up our trail cam at the garden feeders. So as we […]

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News, Update, Wildlife

What’s in the Wood?

5 Dec , 2016  

picture of Roe Deer

That is was what our sky looked like the other night. As there is very little pollution here in the Highlands we get to see some very colourful sunsets. The other night it looked just like a pot of raspberry ripple ice cream.   The trail camera is proving very useful, we have found out […]

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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

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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