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Bird On A Mission

For nature expert Jim Crumley, the remarkable sight of an osprey fishing never ceases to amaze. Read his fascinating account of one such encounter here...

Galleries

Puffin-spotting On Lunga

Lunga, in the Treshnish Isles, is one of the best places to see puffins in Scotland. Find out more here, and check out our gallery from a recent visit!

Wildlife

Puffins Are Living On The Edge

Nature’s endearing, dogged survivors are not faring so well in the face of the latest environmental threats Nothing about puffins is ordinary. Here is one coming in to land not […]

Culture

Jay Is For January

Our nature expert Jim Crumley encounters a jay, or, as the colourful bird is described in Gaelic, a “sgreuchag-choille” – screamer of the woods   One of those half-dark-at-noon January […]

Culture

A… Chaos of Swans?

When startled by a microlight or helicopter, geese and whooper swans have an unusual and dramatically different response…   Sometimes the hardest part is getting into the passenger seat from […]

Culture

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture

Jim Crumley | A Day In The Life…

An insight into a typical day for nature writer Jim Crumley … I am walking the line between Highland and Lowland, a ridge to the south of the Trossachs’ mountain heart. […]

Culture

The Missing Lynx

As the forests of Scotland revive, Jim Crumley reckons its about time a former resident deserves a billet I once sat and watched a pair of captive lynxes for half an […]

Culture

Watching Woodland Carpenters

At last it is September, and I head for the woods. Every season has its moments in the woods, but September is when my least favourite of all the seasons’ variations […]

Culture

A Swift Encounter

The swifts came late. If you remember April 2012 at all you will remember it with a shudder. North-easterly winds, rain, sleet and snow, and spring hiding its head under […]

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