Doing Something About Marine Litter

I've been visiting my Aberdeen harbour patch for a couple of years now and it's never been the tidiest. Despite being one of the most picturesque spots in the city. Perhaps its location next to a relatively low income neighbourhood has something to do with it. Maybe the local waste collection services are inadequate, leading … Continue reading Doing Something About Marine Litter


Rewilding Scotland

rewild riːˈwʌɪld/ verb gerund or present participle: rewilding Restore (an area of land) to its natural uncultivated state (used especially with reference to the reintroduction of species of wild animal that have been driven out or exterminated). Imagine a truly wild landscape. Blanketed in thick glades of caledonian forest. Imagine spotting red squirrels more often … Continue reading Rewilding Scotland

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

Writing for Butterflies

Recently I was asked to write a short article for the national Butterfly Conservation website which was quite exciting! They wanted me to share my experience of being the organisation's first official youth engagement officer. You may remember I talked about this in a previous post. I really hope that lots of other branches will … Continue reading Writing for Butterflies

Dolphin watching – without the dolphins

Recently it has been gloriously sunny up here, a nice bit of relief from all that snow. It's still pretty freezing - but at least I can't see my breath in my flat anymore! I knew that spring was on its way...okay, slowly on its way and maybe stuck in traffic somewhere.. We decided to … Continue reading Dolphin watching – without the dolphins

It’s better than television, honest

This weekend is the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch - another great citizen science survey to take part in. All you need to do is give up one hour of rubbish weekend TV and find a comfy seat by a window instead. You're sure to see enough chattering and squabbling to rival any episode of Eastenders. … Continue reading It’s better than television, honest