25 April, 2019
If you’re listening out for the chatter of springtime chicks you don’t have too long to wait with blue tits among the first garden bird species to lay and hatch eggs. As the nesting season gets underway, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is sharing what makes blue tits special and asking members of the public to lend a helping hand to these popular garden visitors.
23 April, 2019
Moth numbers have declined over the last 25 years while their distribution has increased, new research shows.
17 April, 2019
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and Cairngorms National Park are advising people enjoying the great outdoors this Easter to be aware of the risk of fire.
10 April, 2019
A new woolly weapon is being deployed in the battle against Giant hogweed in Macduff this week as part of trial works by the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI).
09 April, 2019
The values of Scotland’s plants, wildlife, air, water, and land – known as natural capital – are now officially increasing for the first time, and delivering stronger benefits to people and businesses across Scotland than in the previous two decades.
01 April, 2019
This year’s chance to see thousands of spectacular seabirds, including the largest concentration of nesting puffins along the east coast, starts today with the public opening of the Isle of May’ reserve.
28 March, 2019
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Scotland’s birds provide some wonderful examples of great parenting – and a few surprises.
26 March, 2019
Gardeners peering into ponds at this time of year could be in for a nice surprise. The thick, jelly-ish clumps of frog spawn floating free and long strings of toad spawn, wrapped around water plants, will soon turn into a mass of wriggling tadpoles. And with a bit of help, they can grow up to be gardeners’ friends - slug and snail-devouring frogs and toads.
22 March, 2019
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has today welcomed the publication of the Scottish natural capital: Ecosystem Service Accounts, 2019.
20 March, 2019
The uniqueness of Beinn Eighe’s ancient Caledonian pine forest has been recognised with the establishment of the National Nature Reserve (NNR) as the UK’s first area designated for genetic conservation.