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In search of the Golden bog moss
RSPB Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, tells us more about his work at Forsinard Flows . In search of the Golden Bog Moss Sphagnum pulchrum Before arriving at Forsinard I had already decide to try to use some of my spare time constructively by improving my knowledge of the Sphagnum Mosses...
22 Apr 2013
A trip to the far north
RSPB Scotland Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, on his first trip to Forsinard Flows . A trip to the far north The Flow country of Scotland is one of the most important and dynamic landscapes in the world, its deep peats have built up over thousands of years locking away masses of carbon and preserving...
17 Apr 2013
Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair
Scottish Birdfair team member, Stacey Maden, on preparing for the big day. Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair With just 1 month to go before the Scottish Birdfair, it’s all go in the office as we finalise plans for the big day. This year we are excited to welcome even more exhibitors...
12 Apr 2013
How do you see us?
Stuart Benn, RSPB Conservation Manager, on the Year of Natural Scotland. How do you see us? It’s been the usual series of highs and lows with Scottish sport in the last couple of weeks – our women curlers were crowned world champions and Andy Murray ground it out in the Miami heat to...
2 Apr 2013
Update on puffins washed up along Scotland's east coast
Over the last week, we’ve received reports of hundreds of seabirds, mostly puffins, as well as smaller numbers of guillemots and razorbills, washing up on beaches along Scotland’s east coast and on down to Northumberland. These seabird ‘wrecks’ are thought to be the worst in...
27 Mar 2013
New blog from Conservation Manager Stuart Benn. Crowd Atlas There’s really nothing else quite like it. Every 20 years or so, all of Britain and Ireland’s birds are counted and mapped, and the results put out in a Bird Atlas. This info, when added to other more regular counts, is...
18 Mar 2013
Vote Abernethy! Support our project to restore Scotland's Caledonian pine forest
Exciting news! We have been shortlisted by the European Outdoor Conservation Association for a potential award of nearly 20,000 Euros. Our project will re-connect Abernethy to its neighbouring Caledonian forest, Glenmore, through the planting of 30,000 native trees, re-establishing a huge wildlife corridor...
14 Mar 2013
Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future
Jim Densham, Senior Land-Use Policy Officer (climate) at RSPB Scotland, tells us about a new short story collection exploring the impact of climate change. Today a new short story book will be published. Beacons: stories for our not so distant future is a collection of fictional stories penned by...
7 Mar 2013
2013 is an important year for the land use planning system & real test of Government's concern for the natural environment
2013 is going to be an important year for the land use planning system in Scotland and a real test of the Government’s concern for the natural environment. Amongst various important changes, the third National Planning Framework (NPF) for Scotland is in preparation. The NPF provides a national...
20 Feb 2013
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