Scotch Argus VULNERABLE image credit: Tim Melling One of the species which has declined in Scotland
BURNT OUT, a dance-theatre performance is touring Scotland. It was while in Orkney that The Orkney News took the opportunity to talk to creator Penny Chivas about her work and what motivates it.
A visit to Firth Community Garden, Finstown is a pleasure at any time of the year. In early September there is still warmth in the air and soil. The shelter of this magnificent garden allows plants to flower, leaves to start to turn and berries to form, creating an extraordinary palette of colour.
LEAF, a programme from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), advocates outdoor learning and hands-on experiences, resulting in pupils gaining a deeper and more involved understanding of the natural world.
” we’d been for a walk round the Loch of Ayre, Holm and were coming back along the side of the Loch nearest to the road when we saw a Cormorant, struggling. It was between the edge of the water and a big patch of Flag-irises.”
BURNT OUT encapsulates one Australian’s experience of the devastating bushfires and the personal experience of the daughter of an environmental geochemist.
Crown Estate Scotland’s Sustainable Communities Fund, set up in 2020, has already delivered around £970,000 in valuable support to people across the country. It consists of two grant programmes.
Cushioned by protective dune networks, machair grasslands support the rare and common flowering plants that make this habitat a refuge for endangered species of pollinating bee in an increasingly inhospitable world.
“How large unto the tiny fly/Must little things appear!-“
“Rainforest structure matters because it controls how animals access resources and escape predators, and these findings will help us understand tropical forest animal’s susceptibility to climate change.” Professor Christopher Doughty