This article in Scottish Pollinators (27 January 2022), describes the language, literature and culture associated with snowdrops, as well as the part they play in wildlife crime. As one of the earliest spring flower, snowdrops also have huge value for newly emerged pollinating insects.
This article in The Conversation (23 December 2021) describes the names of the birds through their historical English speaking origins. This includes the robin, nuthatch, blue tit, blackbird, and turtle dove.
Plantlife Scotland share news of their project to bring life back to wild plant names and their uses and folklore. Check out their post Celebrating Scotland’s Natural Heritage with 25 Wild Plants: A Gaelic Advent Calendar 2021 (23 November 2021).
The John Muir Trust have shared the work of photographic and sound artist Judith Parrott. She explores the relevance of belonging for personal and environmental wellbeing in Gaelic culture. Read her essay, which also shares useful research findings, and find out more in the John Muir Trust’s Wild and Well [...]
Scotland’s Nature blog describes how ‘Eas’ in the Gaelic landscape marks a named waterfall in this post Land of Falling Water (20 October 2021). A range of Scottish waterfalls and places are illustrated, along with their Gaelic names.