West Dunbartonshire Council are currently recruiting two full time permanent posts. This is for a Project Lead to deliver Greenspace and Biodiversity related projects, and a Countryside Ranger post based at Balloch Country Park. The Countryside Ranger post includes a focus on outdoor learning support to re-establish the West Dunbartonshire [...]
This post on Scottish Pollinators (4 August 2021) shares the fascinating ways plants compete with bees. Bees need to gather pollen as food. How can plants maximise how much pollen is transferred between flowers?
Did you take part in The Big Butterfly Count, the world's biggest survey of butterflies? This took place from 16 July to 8 August. This nationwide citizen science survey aims to assess the health of our environment – check out the results!
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta led this review on the economics of biodiversity, announced in March 2019. This blog by Professor Miles Richardson, posted 16 July, 2021, considers the aspects most relevant to human-nature connectedness.
TCV have shared how they have teamed up with the Glasgow Science Centre to share details on how to make your own mammal footprint tunnel and keep track of hedgehogs near you. Why not try this in your schools grounds as well?
This fascinating article in the Conversation (June 22, 2021) explores the world of soil and life cycle of carrion beetles, and their vital role in stabilising soil biology. This is essential if the soil system is to act as a carbon sink and help reduce atmospheric carbon emissions.