Category Archives: Diary 2017
February brought in mild weather, with the occasional dusting of snow. This has made our feeding station a popular spot with many of the usual birds. Two greenfinches were spotted in the feeding station, a bird that has become rare … Continue reading
It’s a grey, chilly day here today. Low cloud shrouding the surrounding hills darkening the sky, while rain showers fall onto soaked grass, splashing where puddles fill hollows. There’s a Scottish word to describe this kind of day: dreich. Despite … Continue reading
Today is World Wetlands DayWorld Wetlands Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the international importance of all wetlands, from peat bogs to marsh lands, and highlighting the threats that they face. Wetlands are a magnet to a variety … Continue reading
The mild weather continued to persist into mid-January and then temperatures dropped. This has brought in a big number of chaffinches to the feeding station, with a peak count of 50+. Yellowhammers are still making a presence, with the highest … Continue reading
Please vote beaver! We’re delighted that the successful reintroduction of European beavers to Scotland has been nominated for Wildlife Success of the Year in the 2017 BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. Voting is open until Tuesday 28 February.
Are you looking to do something totally different and highly rewarding this year? How about volunteering for Scotland’s largest charity dedicated to protecting our incredible native wildlife? There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with the Scottish Wildlife Trust wherever you are in … Continue reading