The first signs of spring

img_9485 Our Founder describes his favourite time of the year, when there is a pregnant quality to all of Nature, with the imminent re-emergence of life waiting to happen in the forest.

  • 11th Apr 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

A frosty morning at Dundreggan

img_9375 Our Founder describes the early frost and backlit sunlight of a morning out at Dundreggan.

  • 17th Mar 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

A torrent in the forest, soon to be diverted?

IMG_6268 Our Founder reflects on a planned micro-hydro scheme in Glen Affric  … read more

  • 9th Feb 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Ice formations on the Red Burn

IMG_5928 Our Founder documents some of the beauty of the winter weather at Allt Ruadh, or Red Burn, just to the west of the buildings at Dundreggan. 

  • 2nd Feb 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Hair ice and frosted lichens

IMG_4907 "With the frost decorating the lichen apothecia like tiny chandeliers, there was a whole miniature world of wonders to explore on the branches of these fallen hazels, and I spent quite a while marvelling at these delicate and ephemeral works of natural art."

  • 25th Jan 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Winter meets autumn in Glen Affric

Snow in Autumnn Glen Affric Our Founder recounts his experience of a relatively rare experience in Scotland – fresh snow on the autumn-coloured leaves of the trees.

  • 28th Dec 2015, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Remembering Doug Tompkins

Doug-Tompkins-view-of-volcano-from-plane The world lost one of its leading and most effective conservationists this week, with the passing of Doug Tompkins, as a result of a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera in southern Patagonia in Chile. 

  • 14th Dec 2015, by Alan Watson Featherstone

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