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A month to remember

The past month may have come and gone in the blink of an eye, but it has definitely been one to remember. The highlight of the month was visiting Oxford University Natural History Museum (OUNHM), who kindly hosted me for … Continue reading

A perfect day for a spring clean-up

A perfect day for a spring clean-up

Crossing my fingers all week for a dry morning obviously paid off and we had sunshine and blue skies for our litter pick yesterday morning! The primary 5 class at St Mary’s Primary, Coatbridge, had told me that there was a … Continue reading

You have to think 4th dimensionally in Conservation!

You have to think 4th dimensionally in Conservation!

  Just thought I’d start with a nice shot of Lough Erne to grab your attention but now that I’ve got it lets get to the point. One of the difficulties of working in conservation is that  you often have … Continue reading

10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life, part 3

10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life, part 3

The third in a 10 part occasional series continuing with…     The friendliness of the local people. So you’re off to buy some groceries.  Firstly, you’re cut off in the supermarket car park by a lout in a Ford … Continue reading

Manic March!

Manic March!

They say time flies when you are having fun and I most certainly agree! As we head towards Spring I can hardly believe what I have achieved and the opportunities I have already come across in my traineeship. I have … Continue reading

Ask not what wildlife can do for you

Ask not what wildlife can do for you

As the saying goes, time flies when you submerse yourself head first into a new job and company!  I’ve been at the Cumbernauld Living Landscape for just under two months and it has already been a varied, challenging and confusing … Continue reading

Back at Easter Inch Moss

So for all of February we have been at Easter Inch Moss in Seafield West Lothian. This is a BIG project but over the past month we have made great progress. Effective use of time has been the name of … Continue reading

February Update

Hello one and all and welcome to a brief update about our goings on from the month’s goings on at the Tree Life Centre! Due to being away for a period of the month I’ve not taken any pictures (sorry!) … Continue reading