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What role does society expect farmers to play in caring for the countryside- and are farmers in the mood to be custodians of our wildlife?
What role does society expect farmers to play in caring for the countryside-and are farmers in the mood to be the custodians of our wildlife? I am worried that all the efforts of those in the farming community to help address declines in wildlife in the farmed landscape are going to get ‘drowned...
17 Oct 2012
A Very Hungry Caterpillar...
Rebekah Stackhouse, RSPB Scotland's Education and Youth Programmes Manager, reminds us that a connection to nature begins on our doorsteps. A Very Hungry Caterpillar... Wiggling towards a greater connection with nature So, what did you have for breakfast this morning? Whilst I was eating...
17 Oct 2012
Computer says 'No'....
Blogger - Aggie Rothon I’ve been on the phone for thirty minutes. At some point between last Thursday and today my computer has taken one of my files, chewed it up and spat it out, but without telling me why. I don’t understand what caused this sudden rage and neither it seems does the...
15 Oct 2012
Say 'yes' to better laws for wildlife
There's no denying it's been a dismal year for breeding hen harriers in England - only one pair away from total failure. However as autumn leaves herald the return of wintering harriers to the Dee and other sites around our coasts, I can't help but feel that little seed of positivity stirring...
9 Oct 2012
What the record summer Arctic ice melt might be telling us
The record breaking summer Arctic ice melt last month got lots of media attention. Doubtless you’ll have seen this, so I’ll just report that that the difference between the new record and the old is about the size of Texas, which has a kind of irony, and leave the facts at that – you...
3 Oct 2012
Poetry in Motion - Breaking News!
The RSPB and The Rialto are thrilled to announced today the winner of their first ever poetry competition as Pat Winslow with her poem entitled, 'East Sabino Sunrise Circle – the visit'. The entries came in from all over the world, astounding the RSPB and The Rialto in their quest to...
1 Oct 2012
Glaciers, rats and 100 million birds
South Georgia, ice-bound and tucked within the edge of the Southern Ocean, might not be everyone’s idea of a paradise island. Yet it’s waters are biologically richer than those around the Galapagos Islands , and it’s home to over 100 million seabirds . For six species of them, and over...
25 Sep 2012
Autumn days when the grass is jewelled ....
It was the summer equinox over the weekend, on the 22 September. It is a time of year that makes me feel both happy and sad at the same time. The sun, pitched perfectly against a clean, crisp, blue sky, watching down on us from its highest position gives me a real boost. A natural energy shot! But, at...
24 Sep 2012
Wildlife Tourism I spend a lot of my time answering questions about where to visit in Scotland; where can I see a golden eagle? What’s the best place to see a capercaillie (the Loch Garten ‘ caperwatch ’ of course!) or where can I see the best spring flowers on the Machair? ...
18 Sep 2012
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