A chain of nature-rich hotspots bringing together a diverse group of estates, farms, crofts and community-owned land is to be created across Scotland with a new rewilding network launched by charity SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.
Bumblebees are in trouble and need our help. Over the past century our landscape has lost millions of the flowers they rely on to survive.
A new Marine Protected Area (MPA) has been ‘urgently’ put in place within the Inner Sound of Skye and will come into effect on the 17th of March.
“While the aim is, first and foremost, to help secure the future of this species, the initiative also has importance for tropical limestone forest biodiversity more generally. “
“The impact of climate change may be greater on areas where stability has been the norm over extremely long time periods.” Dr Colin Beale
“This new tool offers the advantage of being able to conduct inspection and analysis of 3D data remotely, while still obtaining precise results.” Lyn Wilson, HES
The Small Copper butterfly appears to be struggling, with numbers in Scotland falling by a third in the last ten years.
The Mabie Forest nature reserve near Dumfries is one of the richest Scottish sites for butterflies.
Please come along to Orphir Community Centre on Saturday 14th March – 11:30am – 5:00pm
“We parked in the car park, walked along the board walk, crossed the road, and, on the entrance gate to the path, saw the first of the new signs – one which I heartily approve of!”