• Limited edition pin badge to celebrate Livingstone's bicentenary

    Limited edition pin badge to celebrate Livingstone’s bicentenary


    photo via www.worldbirdinfo.net

    Calling all pin badge collectors!

    2013 is an important year as it is the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone, the famous 19th century explorer who travelled extensively through Malawi and southern Africa. To mark the anniversary, RSPB Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government and the Scotland…

    • 25 Nov 2013
  • When is a fungus not a fungus?

    RSPB Trainee Ecologist, Chris Knowles, explains the difference between slime moulds and fungi.

    When is a fungus not a fungus?

    I’ve been having a fabulous autumn, everywhere I go the world is sprouting mushrooms... and looking for mushrooms is usually why I am outside. I like to think I’m pretty good at finding them too, so it is always a little disconcerting when I’m led astray by puzzling pretenders.…

    • 21 Nov 2013
  • A missed opportunity for Scotland to lead on biomass sustainability?

    Alexa Morrison, RSPB Scotland Conservation Policy Officer, gives us an update on today's Scottish Government announcement on biomass sustainability standards.

    A missed opportunity for Scotland to lead on biomass sustainability?


    “They took all the trees, put ‘em in a tree museum” sang Joni Mitchell in the 1970s. Hopefully, half a century on, we won’t soon be singing, “they took all the trees, put ‘em in a dedicated…

    • 8 Nov 2013
  • Fungi facts

    Check out this fun-guy. Photo by Andrew Parkinson.

    Working for a nature conservation charity has its perks, particularly the chance to learn about our natural environment from experts sitting just a few desks away. At lunchtime the other day,  I attended a Fungi Forum presented by Chris Knowles, a trainee ecologist with RSPB Scotland. Chris specialises in fungi and has written a number of blogs over the course of the…

    • 8 Nov 2013
  • RSPB Scotland photography competition

    Introducing a brand new photography competition!

    Are you inspired by nature and wildlife across Scotland? If so, why not enter RSPB Scotland’s photography competition? All donations received will go to support wildlife conservation in Scotland.

    Competition Categories

    • Giving Nature a Home
    • People and Nature
    • Animal behaviours
    • Wildscapes

    The competition is FREE to enter and you  may choose up to 3 categories…

    • 4 Nov 2013