“The awards really are open to anyone with a high-quality project, whether that be a small school nursery or a major forestry business, an expert forester, a community woodland or a farmer.” Jean Nairn, Executive Director of Scotland’s Finest Woods,
Rapid Growth of Scottish Rewilding
Cared for by volunteers of the Tireragan Trust, the site is home to a remnant of nationally important Atlantic rainforest, and has been a rewilding pioneer since 1997 when intensive grazing was curtailed.
Plant focus: Bluebell
As the year moves on and into May, bluebells come into their full magnificence.
“It’s the time of year for Snowdrops – and Binscarth Woods, near Finstown – is the place to see them!
Rare Butterfly Thriving in Scotland
The Mabie Forest nature reserve near Dumfries is one of the richest Scottish sites for butterflies.
“The Kingdom of Fungi”
Wonderful images by Rosie Hopkins
Happy Valley on a wet day in July
Visiting Happy Valley always has something new or different to reveal.
Pottering Around in the Woods
Through the lichen, down the path
Someone sent me a link to a podcast featuring Alan Garner, speaking of how woodland was, and can be, worked.
By Leaves We Live: Happy Valley
“I just feel I am getting the good out of it now. I’m satisfied the way it has gone.”