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  • Blog Post: Our planet needs Scotland's wet blankets

    Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Jim Densham, brings us this latest blog on the importance of Scotland's blanket bog habitats and what needs to be done to protect them. Being called a wet blanket is not a term of endearment, far from it in fact. It refers to someone who discourages enjoyment...
  • Blog Post: Dead wood: bringing out the big kid in everyone

    So I am a big kid. I love rock pooling and building sand castles at the beach. If I see a tree with low hanging branches you can bet I’m going to try and climb it (and like most kids and big kids this doesn’t always end well). So you can imagine how much I love the fairy village on our natural...
  • Blog Post: What's about at Coombes: A Wintery Wander

    Our guest blogger Paul tells us about his woodland wonderings through the reserve. If your wondering what's about at Coombes, read on... What’s about at Coombes: A Wintery Wander Just a quick walk through Coombes Valley to stretch my legs and get some fresh air in my lungs. It’s...
  • Blog Post: Our Woodland Jewel: A poetic January wonder...

    Semi-ancient woodlands are truly magical places. A simple stroll through will see you transformed into a secret ancient world, crammed with wildlife wonders for you to explore. Come with me as we venture through Coombes Valley together on a poetic adventure... A Crunchy leafy carpet –...
  • Media: Fun in the sun

    Children from West Woodburn First School and Newsham Primary School enjoy the sunshine & learn all about the building blocks of the moorland landscape on a Skydancer field trip in Northumberland, March 2014.
  • Blog Post: Speed of life

    Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, is back with a new blog... Speed of life I spent a rushed week recently surveying and shadowing three experienced Bryologists in the area surrounding Kinlochewe. This is a magnificent part of the world with steep slopes like Slioch and Beinn Eighe, beautiful areas...
  • Blog Post: Up the hill backwards

    RSPB Scotland Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, has been out surveying moss on our Loch Leven nature reserve... Up the Hill Backwards One of the first tasks I have undertaken as a Trainee Ecologist was to look at some of the more common bryophytes growing in the birch woods at RSPB Loch Leven....
  • Blog Post: In search of the Golden bog moss

    RSPB Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, tells us more about his work at Forsinard Flows . In search of the Golden Bog Moss Sphagnum pulchrum Before arriving at Forsinard I had already decide to try to use some of my spare time constructively by improving my knowledge of the Sphagnum Mosses...
  • Blog Post: A new career in a new town

    Brand new blog from RSPB Scotland Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman. Find out more about the fascinating Bryophytes found on our reserves! A New Career in a New Town Back in March, I was delighted to be offered the position of Trainee Ecologist based at RSPB Scotland's Edinburgh HQ. The role...
  • Blog Post: In the heat of the morning

    Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, tells us about a recent trip to Corrimony nature reserve... In the heat of the morning One of my most recent and so far most rewarding reserve visits has been to RSPB Corrimony. In particular I was working in the stunning, but at times tricky to navigate gorge...
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  • Blog Post: Mosses – bring autumn colour and texture to Coombes Valley…. and Jays help their spread?

    Our Latest blog is by local volunteer Mark Preece Now that the leaves are starting to drop from the trees and flowering plants are less obvious glance down at the mosses poking out amongst the patchwork of fallen leaves. Mosses really come alive at this time of year the varied greens really striking...
  • Blog Post: The microscopic world of moss

    Visitors joining us on Saturday 9th March got the chance to take part in an informative guided walk on the subject of bryophytes . The word bryophytes is used as a collective term for mosses and liverworts that have no internal vessels. They extract all they need from the atmosphere, so generally...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings: Mosses and Muntjacs

    Despite the snow and chilly temperatures over the past week keeping most of our visitors at bay, there has been plenty to see as we move (slowly!) into Spring. There are still many fungal fruiting bodies hanging on through the cold though, in the forms of turkey tail and birch polypore, of which I have...
  • Forum Thread: Natures Paintings

    Received these off a friend, the photos are from one of those e mails that get passed around. They are of the Caristales in Columbia, a river world famous for it's colourful display of Mosses and Algae. During a brief span between wet and dry seasons the Mosses and Algae bloom in a dazzling display...
  • Media: Wren with moss

    Wren on the riverbank with a good amount of soft furnishings.
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  • Blog Post: Stop Press! - The Battle for the Moss, 23rd May 2011

    Scene One The day here at Campfield, as forecast by the weathermen, had developed into a full blown gale with estimated gusts of 60 - 70 mph. Gales we are accustomed to here on the Solway, but this was something special! We were hunkered down behind our picture window, gazing at the huge spectacle...
  • Media: Sundew on Portlethen Moss

    Photo shows an example of a Sundew insectivorous plant, taken on Portlethen Moss (proposed local nature reserve).
  • Media: Swan & cygnet

    This cute picture of a swan and cygnet was taken by my son at Leighton Moss rerserve on 20th June 2009.
  • Media: Swan & cygnet

    This cute photo shows a swan and her cygnet. It was taken by my son Kieran at Leighton Moss on June 20th 2009.
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    I sensed the undulating starling flock charging up the path behind me, pouring in from the fields, then flying over and around me. I knew when we were going up, knew when we were going down, knew the telepathic JOY of being one with the flock.