Catch up with wildlife talks and other online events.

Watch recordings of online talks and events Scotland’s wildlife hosted by the Trust and our local groups around Scotland. We’re adding more recordings to this page as events happen, so watch out for updates.

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Studying and photographing seals

An online talk by John Dickens about the seals he has encountered and studied in locations ranging from the Southern Ocean to Orkney.

Live from
the Loch

See amazing wildlife include ospreys and a beaver in this live event from Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve.

Edinburgh Living Landscape

Learn about this inspiring urban nature initiative from Living Landscapes Programme Manager Dr Cathleen Thomas.

Scottish
lichens

Dr Rebecca Yahr shares an overview of Scottish lichens and their symbiotic relationship with fungi.

Ecology and the planning system

 

Chris Cathrine outlines the role of an ecological consultant within the planning system.

Explore our Lothian reserves

 

Enjoy a verbal and visual tour of our reserves in the Lothians with local experts.

Bringing wildlife to your garden

 

Stuart Bence explains how to make your garden a haven for wildlife.

Pine martens in Perthshire

 

Adrian Davis shares his knowledge of one of Scotland most elusive mammals.

Mixing business with wildflowers

 

Dr Sally Gouldstone talks about the wildflower meadows she is creating in Midlothian, and the uses to which she puts its flowers and herbs.

Carbon
and rewilding

 

Hear from geographer and author Neil Kitching about the topical subjects of carbon and rewilding.

Forgotten fish of the Forth

 

Ecologist Jack Wooton talks about the Forgotten Fish Project, which highlights species that get little attention and even less conservation focus.

Live goose watch at Montrose Basin

 

Experience the sight and sounds of thousands of pink-footed geese returning to their evening roost at Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve.

Live fungal foray at Loch of the Lowes

 

Join expert Tony Wilson for a virtual foray at Loch of Lowes Wildlife Reserve in Perthshire.

Have you ever heard of a nurdle?

 

 

Join Maddy Berg and Megan Kirton from environmental charity Fidra to discover the hidden harms of microplastic pollution.

Watch our 57th Annual General Meeting

 

 

Hear about the Trust’s achievements during a challenging 12 months, and watch some inspiring wildlife films.

Young Leaders - Leading the way

 

 

Hear from the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Young Leaders about their achievements so far, and their plans for the future.

Saving
swifts

 

 

RSPB Scotland’s Katie O’Neill shares her passion for swifts and explains how people in Edinburgh can help to save them.

Warbler
migration

 

 

Ornithologist Stan da Prato talks about monitoring warbler migrations at the Trust’s Hadfast Valley Wildlife Reserve and share some fascinating insights about migration.

Badgers at Falls of Clyde

 

 

Find out why Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve is a woodland haven for badgers and learn about new research carried out at the reserve into badger nests.

The Lynx
and Us

Learn more about lynx and the effect they can have on both nature and people from expert Dr David Hetherington.

Plants for
butterflies

Anthony McCluskey from Butterfly Conservation Scotland explains how creating the right habitats can boost butterflies.

Integrated Catchment Management

 

Dr Derek Robeson explains the work of the Tweed Forum and its approach to river catchment management.

Tracks and
signs
of
Scottish wildlife

 

 

Naturalist Dan Puplett explains how to identify the clues left by a range of Scottish animals, and explores how anyone can use tracking to help wildlife and connect to nature.

The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative

 

 

Kate Fuller, Project Manager for Inner Forth Futures talks about exciting work to improve the Firth of Forth for people and wildlife.

We need to
talk about
climate change

 

 

Hear three different perspectives on the impacts and solutions to climate change in this talk organised by the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Young Leaders.

Bats in
Scotland

 

 

The Trust’s Donya Davidson takes a look at the species of bat found in Scotland and some ways you can get involved in their protection.

From magic to medicine

 

 

Dr Greg Kenicer takes a look at some of the plants which have been traditionally used as medicines around Scotland.

Mammals on your doorstep

 

 

The Trust’s Lyndsay Mark talks about some of the mammals that you may see around your home and the tell-tale signs they are present.

Red kites, red squirrels and dragonflies

 

 

Tom Bowser from Argaty Red Kites talks about the amazing wildlife which can found on his family farm near Stirling.

Reintroducing sea eagles to the east coast

 

 

RSPB Scotland’s Owen Selly shares an exciting talk about the reintroduction of sea eagles to the east coast.

Scottish Beavers Community Event

 

 

Learn more about the successes of the Scottish Beavers Reinforcement Project and the future of Knapdale Forest.

Ardeer's incredible history and wildlife

 

 

Bruce Philp explores the fascinating history and incredible wildlife of the Ardeer peninsula in Ayrshire.

Amphibians and reptiles in Scotland

 

 

A fascinating talk from Chris Cathrine, Director of Caledonian Conservation Ltd and a Trustee of Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK.

Bringing the missing lynx back to Scotland

 

 

Tom Ovenden from the University of Stirling discusses lynx reintroduction and the findings of his recent research in this topical area.

Butterflies and how you can help them

 

 

Learn more about butterflies from Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s Anthony McCluskey.

National Members' Day ft Charlie Phillips

 

 

Join Whale & Dolphin Conservation’s Charlie Phillips for an illustrated talk on bottlenose dolphins.

Watch our 56th Annual General Meeting

 

 

Hear about the Trust’s achievements over the past year at our Annual General Meeting.

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