TCV Scotland blog

Butterfly surveys with Citizen Scientists

Butterfly surveys at Seven Lochs

Recording wildlife is a really important environmental indicator, but it needs regular visits and hours of commitment so it can be hard for organisations such as the Council to resource it.  Here TCV’s Claire Quinn talks about an innovative project she has been running … Continue reading

Peat Bog Restoration 21st and 22nd January 2015

So this week we were back at Easter Inch Moss in Seafield (West Lothian) continuing our bog restoration work. This week we moved into compartment 2, removing trees and saplings, again we used the trunks, twigs and branches to dam … Continue reading

Recording Nature’s Calendar with Dobbies, Little Seedlings group – Kinross

Recording Nature's Calendar with Dobbies, Little Seedlings group – Kinross

TCV Scotland and Amanda James of Dobbies Garden Centre have undertaken an exciting pilot Phenology Project which looked at changes to animal and plant growth and behaviour that indicate changes to the seasons. Plotting the time of these indicators against … Continue reading

Peat Bog Restoration 13th – 15th January

It’s a new year and we are back, My new years resolution is to stop neglecting this blog so all of you out there can see what we are getting up to! So this week we were at Easter Inch … Continue reading

Planting Cider!

Planting Cider!

Cider you say!? Yup, you read correctly! Recently I have been involved in a fantastic project that involves cider, the community, local food security and contributes towards flood alleviation. The landowner on this site has been a pleasure to work … Continue reading