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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Bamboo for Dinner

A new bamboo plantation that explains the story of Edinburgh pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang’s favourite food has opened at Edinburgh Zoo. Next to the famous giant panda enclosure, a small working nursery is packed with 250 bamboo plants and contains five different species of tried and tested bamboo species that are Sunshine and Sweetie’s favourites.

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Seasons Turning in Musselburgh

We barely seem to have had a summer and already autumn’s in the air! But this time of year is a great time to go birdwatching along the coast near Musselburgh.

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Homes for Hoverflies

Ever spotted the aspen hoverfly winging its way past you? Chances are you haven’t. These endangered insects are one of the UK’s rarest hoverflies.

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