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State of Nature in Scotland
State of Nature in Scotland Yesterday I participated in a ground breaking event. I hosted the launch of the Scottish end of the State of Nature report. This is a collaboration of expert bodies pooling data about wildlife species and diagnosing the problems they face. 25 organisations all deeply concerned...
23 May 2013
Nature's larder: making the most of spring greens
An introduction to foraging from James Reynolds, Head of Media & Communications for RSPB Scotland. Nature's larder: making the most of spring greens For the forager, the winter months offer extremely lean pickings. It is a time to hunker down and savour the goods that one invested time...
20 May 2013
A new career in a new town
Brand new blog from RSPB Scotland Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman. Find out more about the fascinating Bryophytes found on our reserves! A New Career in a New Town Back in March, I was delighted to be offered the position of Trainee Ecologist based at RSPB Scotland's Edinburgh HQ. The role...
20 May 2013
Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides
RSPB Scotland Research Assistant, Davide Scridel, is out searching for an elusive bird in the Outer Hebrides. Find out more about his experiences and check out his fantastic photos below! Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides The subject of the 2013 Statutory Conservation Agency/RSPB...
17 May 2013
Taking the slow road: surveying fungi on the banks of Loch Lomond
Brand new blog from Chris Knowles, RSPB Scotland Nature Counts Trainee Ecologist. Taking the slow road: surveying fungi on the banks of Loch Lomond This end of a frosty spring is about as far from being mushroom season as you can get, and yet that’s what I had high hopes of finding on one...
8 May 2013
Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay!
Introducing a new series of blogs from RSPB Scotland Conservation Scientists. First up is Emily Scragg, Senior Research Assistant with the Seabird Tracking And Research team on Colonsay. Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay! It is our fourth year here on the...
6 May 2013
Countdown to Scottish Birdfair!
Countdown to Scottish Birdfair! May 11-12 at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh With a little over 1 week to go before the second annual Scottish Birdfair, it’s all go in the office as we finalise plans for the big weekend. The award-winning festival* attracted some 5,000 visitors in 2012 and...
2 May 2013
Will the CAP ever fit?
Photo credit Andy Hay Politicians are skilled in the art of compromise. And yet we all know the truth about compromise – it satisfies no one. Our European institutions, namely, the Council(of Ministers from across the EU), Commission and Parliament, are now in the middle of trying to reach a...
25 Apr 2013
Unwavering commitment to tackling wildlife crime
A little over 30 years ago I started work with the RSPB, as an assistant investigations officer (see photo to the right). Well actually I was the assistant investigations officer, aiding Peter Robinson who ran ‘Investigations’. It was a UK wide remit – in those days we didn’t...
25 Apr 2013
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