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  • Gardening for wildlife

    Everyone in, the water's lovely

    I wrote last week about the need for birdbaths, and what then happens? The heavens open! From the forecast, it looks like pretty much all of your gardens will have got a soaking in the wake that heatwave earlier in the month. But there is every chance...
  • Notes on nature

    The state of the UK’s birds 2016

    If you want to know how nature is faring, it’s worth having a look at The state of the UK’s birds 2016 . The stories of our birds, our nature, are laid bare. It’s not speculation, it’s all based on data collected painstakingly...
  • Gardening for wildlife

    Bring out the paddling pool!

    I don't know about you, but I've been wilting in the heat lately. After just short sessions of gardening, I've been crying out for a paddling pool in which to dip my feet and wash away some of that clamminess and dust. It seems like my...
  • Mull Eagles

    The ringing of the chick

    16th June 2017 On Friday 9 th June, Mull Eagle Watch visitors witnessed the special moment when our chick at Tiroran Community Forest earned its very own leg rings. At the beginning of the tour, we were admiring Iona, perched atop one of her favourite...
  • Gardening for wildlife

    Jumping out of your skin

    My transition into being an adult took many years (and some would say has yet to conclude). Imagine, then, what it is like to make the transition from youngster to maturity in an hour. That is what has been happening all over my pond, as revealed by...