How to have a plastic free Christmas

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental issues facing the planet. Everyone is talking about it, especially since Blue Planet 2 helped to give the issue huge public attention

My week at Rahoy Hills

The Scottish Wildlife Trust has more than 115 natural reserves throughout Scotland. In November I was lucky enough to spend a week volunteering at one of the most gorgeous natural

What’s next for Scotland’s beavers?

The introduction of European Protected Species status for beavers in May was a historic moment. It followed decades of work by many people within a wide variety of conservation organisations.

My Year of Birdlife at Montrose Basin

Twelve months ago, I became a volunteer for the Scottish Wildlife Trust here at Montrose Basin. In this post I would like to share my experiences of the more unusual

Winter time at Loch of the Lowes

On 1st November, Loch of the Lowes moved into winter mode! Our opening times now are 10.30am-4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday with slightly lower admission charges during these short, dark

Living Cities: Overstep the line

The Trust’s Living Cities publication outlines practical actions that can be taken to embed nature into the urban environment. Deryck Irving, Acting Chief Executive of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust

Bats and Halloween

Bats have long had an associated with the festival of Halloween. But why do these harmless furry flying mammals conjure up such notions of the supernatural? There are a number

How to build a hedgehog home

With hedgehog numbers having fallen by a third in just 10 years, they need all the help they can get. Hedgehogs usually hibernate from late October/early November until March or

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