Check out this post on Funding Nature (10 June 2022) Nature has to be more than our labels. It describes two studies which show that being disconnected from nature is linked to simplistic thinking about nature.
NatureScot has brought together some lovely Gaelic resources on one webpage. This showcases the enduring bond between Scotland's nature and Gaelic, with the language providing a unique insight and understanding of the world around us. This is a great resource to support learning around the Gaelic language, nature, Scotland’s places [...]
The marsh marigold and the whimbrel have Gaelic names with links to this time of the Beltane. This post in Scotland’s Nature (3 May 2022) describes how both species provide a reminder of the close links between Gaelic culture and the Scottish seasons. This post is also available in Gaelic.
This interesting article in The Conversation (April 11, 2022) shares the opportunities provided by using poetry to engage a wider audience with science. This includes new ways to discuss environmental change and the climate crisis.
This article in The Guardian (2 April 2022) describes how species moving north into Scotland as our climate heats, along with more recent introductions, have been given Gaelic names. For example, the leathery sea squirt is now spùtachan-mara leatharach, for leathery little squirting creature of the sea!