As February kicks into gear and January fades into the distance, it can sometimes be easy to forget those hopeful, earnest New Year resolutions. Perhaps your resolution was to eat well, or maybe take up a new hobby? Perhaps, as has been my ill-fated resolution for years now, you committed to get active and exercise more. … read more
A forest is full of unique sights and ecological diversity, a leafy paradise of vibrant hues. One pioneer species, coloured copper, red, green or yellow used to be a large part of the fabric of the Caledonian Forest and has since been reduced to small and isolated pockets. Now in leafless in winter, yet brilliantly yellow and crawling with insects only months ago, I wanted to touch on the ecological importance of aspen and its respective interspecies relationships as a small reminder of the significance of its recovery. Not to mention I am personally fascinated by beautiful plant life and any information regarding its survival! … read more
Throughout the year, Dundreggan nursery staff, trainees and volunteers are engaged in the crucially important task of seed collection. We collect seed both for ourselves and for the Millennium Seed Bank Project; which means we have trees for tomorrow and trees for the future. … read more
Doug Gilbert, Dundreggan Operations Manager, travelled to Finland to get acquainted with Finnish nature and environmental education practices. This programme was developed by Erasmus+ to further our understanding of forest education and research, appreciate how wildlife such as elk, beaver, capercaillie and their habitats are managed and to see examples of how recreation and food from forests can boost nature tourism. … read more
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