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Getting Dirty With Trees For Life

small IMG_5558 6:30 am. The world is white and the air is full of water. It’s that crisp morning chill when you’d rather nurse a cup of hot tea inside, or, better even, snuggle under a thick blanket. But… Cuck-oo.  … read more

  • 6th Nov 2017, by Kira Tverskaya

Connecting with nature

IMG_0091 The world of conservation can sometimes be quite focused on the accumulation of knowledge and facts – which is great! The natural world is endlessly fascinating, but could it be that focusing exclusively on this very intellectual kind of connection to things becomes an obstacle to a deeper, more emotional connection? … read more

  • 18th Oct 2017, by Tom Morgan

Spring in Strathfarrar, part 2 – flowers galore

IMG_1494 bluebells in the forest alans blog I returned to the glen for another visit. Unlike the first trip, this time I went by myself and I stopped at different parts of the glen, to experience and photograph different sections of the forest there. … read more

  • 1st Sep 2017, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Spring in Strathfarrar, part 1

IMG_1108 wood ant edited The first place we stopped at was a place where there are a few old Scots pines beside the River Farrar, as well as a large aspen tree and a couple of nests of wood ants... Read more

  • 1st Aug 2017, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Seeds of a Good Anthropocene

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 12.33.45 The Anthropocene has recently been adopted to define a new division in the geological record of the Earth, in recognition of the fact that humanity is now influencing the future of all life on the planet... read more

  • 20th Jun 2017, by Alan Watson Featherstone

A Week on the Trees for Life Nursery

dundreggan tree nursery Birch, alder, aspen, black thorn, rowen, downy birch, downy willow, wooly willow, Scots pine, bird cherry, tea-leaved willow, juniper, oak, hazel… These are just a few of the different species of local flora that I was introduced to during my time at Trees for Life. … read more

  • 2nd Jun 2017, by Mireille C. Crocco

A night with the ‘wolves’

IMG_0480 Having traversed the hillside back and forth, in and out of the woodland, we returned to the parachute base camp ... read more

  • 1st Jun 2017, by Alan Watson Featherstone

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