The Small Copper butterfly appears to be struggling, with numbers in Scotland falling by a third in the last ten years.
“It might be said, what does the name matter? It’s only a label. But my response would be that identity is crucial to knowing. The name is also a gateway to a world of knowledge. “
Nick wanted to construct a greener alternative to traditional house building methods and built his home out of straw bales.
“Over the last 15 years Orkney has become very successful at participating in EU research and collaboration programmes relating to sustainable energy.” Gareth Davies, Co-Chair of OREF
The Mabie Forest nature reserve near Dumfries is one of the richest Scottish sites for butterflies.
The researchers found that when hermit crabs were exposed to microplastics, they were less likely to later touch or enter high-quality shells.
“A very ‘dark’ brown Chiffchaff was picked up exhausted in the porch at Airy”
Images by Rosie Hopkins
The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see: Albert Einstein
LEVEL, Local Electric Vehicle Energy Loop, is an 18-month project that begins in April 2020.