A wonder-full day at Dundreggan, part 1

IMG_5267 Our Founder details the changing hues in the Caledonian forest, honing in on the brilliant yellow colours of ragwort and its importance as a food source for a wide variety of insects at this time of year.

  • 18th Oct 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Helping nature, helping ourselves

IMG_1010 BenClifton BenClifton 500k HARP participants travel up to the Caledonian Forest in April to discover the therapeutic attributes of nature on a Conservation Week in the Scottish Highlands. … read more

  • 17th Oct 2016, by Niusia Winczewska Main photo © Ben Clifton

Return to Inchvuilt Wood

Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 08.27.54 The end of August and early September is the peak time for common heather(Calluna vulgaris) to be flowering in the Highlands, and I usually aim to do a couple of days of photography of this seasonal phenomenon at different locations each year. This summer I decided to make a return visit to the Inchvuilt Wood in Glen Strathfarrar ... read more

  • 3rd Oct 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Turus nan Craobhan: A Journey with Trees

IMG_0216 Trees for Life’s Corporate & Trusts Development Officer Joyce Gilbert, trades funding application forms for a  'Journey of Trees' - a new Gaelic place-naming weekend of tree planting and pony trekking. … read more

  • 21st Sep 2016, by Joyce Gilbert

Companionship, adventure and hope: A week of tree planting in Glen Affric

P1050357 Heather Beaton, Conservation Week leader for Trees for Life, shares her most recent experience with a group of volunteers in Glen Affric: a week of solitude, companionship, adventure and hope. … read more

  • 16th Sep 2016, by Heather Beaton

A day in Glasdrum Wood: Part 2

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 08.45.26 Continuing on from his previous blog, our Founder explores further into Glasdrum Wood NNR, where there is much more to the forest than first meets the eye ... read more


  • 13th Sep 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Visiting Scotland's rainforests: A day in Glasdrum Wood

IMG_2499 Our Founder plunges into the fascinating world of fungi and lichens on his visit to a protected National Nature Reserve (NNR) rainforest on the west coast of Scotland. 

  • 31st Aug 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

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