Joey (Or Joanna) is Coming Out

Excited visitors at Edinburgh Zoo have recently been able to catch a glimpse of the UK’s first ever koala joey as it starts to emerge from mum Alinga’s pouch.

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Picture Power Deployed in Fight to save the Landscape

Nine environmental organisations are launching a campaign aimed at protecting the Scottish countryside from unregulated hill track construction. The organisations are calling on members of the public to take photos of poorly designed or constructed tracks while they are out enjoying the hills this summer. These photographs will be used to build up a portfolio of evidence to persuade the Scottish Government to bring construction of the tracks, which have done so much to permanently scar the Scottish landscape, within the planning system for the first time.

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Birdwatcher for an Hour

A Song Thrush outside the supermarket? A Brambling in the bike shed? A Peregrine on a pylon? Or pigeons in Princes Street Gardens? What will you see on your Birding Lunch?

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Edinburgh’s Winter Wonderland

Edinburgh puts a lot of effort into attracting tourists during the winter months, what with the German Market and other Christmas markets and all the Hogmanay celebrations. But Winter is also a big event in the natural world and over the past few years we have come to appreciate again the wonders of a white winter (though I’m not sure of the chances of a white winter this year!).

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Wildlife in Winter

During the winter, wildlife needs more help than ever.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Autumn’s Glorious Colours Across Edinburgh

Although it’s always sad to see summer end (specially in a year which barely saw that season start!), autumn brings its own pleasures in the form of spectacular leaf colours.

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