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The Common Frog: Hopping for a good spring!

The first frogspawn of the year usually takes me by surprise. It shouldn’t of course, because it’s an annual event as reliable as the first green shoots of grass rising from the barren, brown hillsides. But when I see those

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Saving Red Squirrels

Back in November I wrote a piece for Walkhighlands about pine martens, in which I referred to a study that was underway at the time into their intriguing relationship with both red and grey squirrels. The results of that study

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

The Sparrowhawk PR Problem

Last week, as I was sat at home, I heard a loud but unfamiliar squawk outside followed by alarm calls from smaller birds. When I looked out the window I saw a starling on the ground, motionless under the tight

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Exploring the Celtic Rainforest

A bit of rebranding works wonders for the underappreciated. Back in my bagging days the idea of spending more than an hour roaming a squelchy woodland would have been a complete anathema to me. Not that I didn’t appreciate woodland

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Geodiversity and the Burn o’ Vat

In October this year, as part of a month long rock festival, the best places to see Scotland’s geology were announced. At this point you may well be sitting there with a confused look on your face as you try

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Posted in Magazine

Meet the Pine Marten

“Oh wow! A pine marten visits the cottage” I exclaimed, uber-excitedly, as I turned a page in the cottage guest book. “Really?” replied my sister, not looking up from her book and therefore sounding distinctly underwhelmed. I always made, and

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine



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