Blogs

Seven year wait for a fungus

IMG_1682 Our Founder revisits a special oak tree at Dundreggan to see if a once-seen fungus has returned ... read more

  • 28th Nov 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

On a seed collecting mission for Kew!

Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 20.22.16 The Nursery Team have had another successful year of seed collecting for Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Project. With the help of long-term and local volunteers we have made five collections so far, with another two planned … read more

  • 21st Nov 2016, by Emma Beckinsale

A wonder-full day at Dundreggan, part 2

Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 13.34.19 Our Founder continues on from his last blog and his autumnal day at Dundreggan. A closer look at aspen and juniper sheds light onto the complexity of forest ecosystems  ... read more

  • 7th Nov 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

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

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