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Bright and beautiful

13 April 2017 by Paul Stancliffe

When the days finally lengthen and the warmth of the sun can be felt breathing new life into the countryside, our birds suddenly spring into life. Our birdwatching expert, Paul Stancliffe, discusses the wonderful colours of breeding birds this spring.

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Nothing says ‘spring’ like flowers

24 February 2017 by Phil Pickin

With the hours of daylight lengthening and the weather turning just that little bit warmer, it can only mean one thing – spring is on its way.

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Birds of a feather flock together

25 November 2016 by Paul Stancliffe

Winter is coming. Paul Stancliffe looks at our wild birds and how they spend the cold months in search of food and company.

Natural order

06 October 2016 by Phil Pickin

Phil Pickin looks at climate change and its effects on nature.

Time to leave

22 September 2016 by Paul Stancliffe

Paul Stancliffe takes a look at our autumn birds.

Scottish views and vistas

Manifesto for a walking Scotland

08 April 2016 by Helen Todd

As part of the 2016 Scottish Elections, there is a crying need for politicians to support walking & access, promote health, and protect the environment.

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Paul Stancliffe on what to keep an eye out for this winter

09 December 2015 by Paul Stancliffe

For much of our wildlife, winter is the time to batten down the hatches, find somewhere warm and dry to hibernate, roost, or just to keep out of the worst that a British winter can throw at them.

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Phil Pickin winter wildlife walks

09 December 2015 by Phil Pickin

It might be the time of year for hibernation, but that’s not to say there isn’t plenty of wildlife to keep an eye out for on those winter walks, as Phil Pickin explains…

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Phil Pickin: Discover the wildlife right under your feet

12 May 2015 by Phil Pickin

Wildlife expert Phil Pickin urges us all to take note of the wildlife that’s right under our feet.

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Paul Stancliffe on exploring woodlands this summer

28 April 2015 by Paul Stancliffe

As summer gets into full swing, Paul Stancliffe tells us why it’s the perfect time of year for birdwatching in Britain’s beautiful and abundant woodland

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