Invasive plants and animals from all over the world have been introduced accidentally to British waters.
What a place to live!
Damselflies are more likely to be able to withstand the cold Scottish climate if they are part of the ‘right social group’, according to scientists from the University of Aberdeen.
“One day last week, Mike saw a Heron standing by the pond in our garden.”
“There are walks which are a bit short to be considered as ‘proper’ walks, but which are very good if you’re not feeling too good, and would like to get some fresh air.”
472,758 people took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch this year.
“I was walking along by the harbour, in Stromness, when I noticed a Seagull, cruising, quite high, in across the water, with something in its beak. “
“In the hole lived Mr. Fox and Mrs. Fox and their four small Foxes.” – Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox
“The welfare of animals in Scotland, whether domestic, farmed, or wild, is one of this government’s highest priorities”
Even on a very wet and windy day a walk in Orkney can surprise you if you take your time.
photographed by Mike Bell in the neighbouring meadow to his house