Bringing Back Beavers

You’ve probably noticed that beavers have been in the spotlight of late and have received lots of well-earned media attention. Our Scottish beavers were finally granted legal protection in 2016 and numerous beaver projects are now cropping up across the rest of the UK, hoping for the same outcome.  This is fantastic to witness and … Continue reading Bringing Back Beavers


Bushy Tailed and Bouncing Back

I'm normally an advocate for species lacking in media attention. The small things that people ignore; or the slimy things that some find scary. This week however, I happened to spend an afternoon with the charismatic poster species for Scottish conservation - the red squirrel. And yes I have to admit...they were very cute. Up until … Continue reading Bushy Tailed and Bouncing Back

Sand, seals and forgotten sandwiches

Yesterday I went back to Newburgh beach, one of my favourite places in Aberdeenshire. If you've never been seal watching before I thoroughly recommend it - it's quite possibly one of the best things ever (yes really). I like seals. They're tubby, cheeky, always look to be either smiling or confused (see exhibit A) and most … Continue reading Sand, seals and forgotten sandwiches