My evening with Iolo (and Sandy the Squirrel)

Amy Styles and red squirrel mascot at Nature of Scotland Awards ceremony

OPAL partners TCV Scotland were Highly Commended for their Winter Woodlands Greenability Programme in the RSPB's Nature of Scotland Awards this week. OPAL Community Scientist, Amy Styles, was lucky enough to attend the glittering awards ceremony...


Do you have plans this weekend?

Do you have plans this weekend?  If you have an hour to spare, then why not take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.  All you need to do is to count the birds that visit your garden in one hour.  You can do it at any time this Saturday or Sunday (30th and 31st January 2010). 


A ball on a stick

I had a nice disturbance from computer work this morning as a group of long-tailed tits landed on the tree outside our office window. These have got to be my favourite birds, they are so charismatic. The RSPB page about them describes them as a ball on a stick, as their tails are longer than their bodies. They moved too fast for me to get a photo, but the RSPB site has some drawings and audio clips of their distinctive calls.


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