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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

Life under the pink-footed flight path

At first it’s barely noticeable. A tinny resonance of indistinct origin, easily ignored amongst the background hums and whirs of the home. I stop crunching my toast and listen. The morning radio presenters are doing an outside broadcast from a

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Posted in Magazine

How can a tree grow on a boulder?

High up in a quiet corner of Glen Etive is a large boulder, and improbably anchored on top of that boulder is a rowan tree. It stands in a beautifully isolated but prominent position on a tongue of land between

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine



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