Biodiversity Projects Directory

Highland Biodiversity Projects

Aspen Enhancement and InterpretationAspen Enhancement and Interpretation

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

Trees for Life and Abriachan Forest Trust worked in partnership to plant up an enclosure of Aspen trees. The planting and root collection was done by 20 pupils from Glenurquhart High School. The root cuttings wil...

Dunnet Forest Wetland CreationDunnet Forest Wetland Creation

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Woodland, Wetland

Dunnet Forestry Trust created a wetland site by damming a ditch at the edge of Dunnet Forest This was to increase the diversity of habitats in the forest and allow wetland plant and animal species to colonise the...

Glenfeshie Forest RestructuringGlenfeshie Forest Restructuring

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

Restructuring & restoration of native pinewood habitat at Glenfeshie Estate for biodiversity benefit & landscape quality enhancement. A £160,000 project towards which SNH and the landowner each contribut...

Caithness lobster population protectionCaithness lobster population protection

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Marine

Caithness creel fishermen grouped together to undertake a voluntary project to improve the lobster population. A proportion of female lobsters caught were marked with a V-notch in the tail fan, to serve as a marker to...

Wildlife Tour Operators Training

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Marine

Scottish Natural Heritage and the Ranger Service held a wildlife tourism workshop for local fishermen and boat users at Lybster. North Highland College and the Environmental Research Institute provide training for...

Caithness and Sutherland Angling ClubCaithness and Sutherland Angling Club

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Freshwater

Members of Caithness and Sutherland Trout Angling Group conducted improvements to watercourses and bank habitats. For example, some in-stream and bankside works were undertaken on a small trout spawning burn at Broubs...

St John's Pool wader enhancementSt John's Pool wader enhancement

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Freshwater

The Caithness Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland undertook a number of practical biodiversity projects such as the building of rafts to help nesting birds like black-throated divers. At St John’s Poo...

Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO)

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Marine

Local fishermen set up a company, Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO), with support from The Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. The company applied for a ...

Loch Shiel black throated diver nesting platformsLoch Shiel black throated diver nesting platforms

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Freshwater

Forestry Commission Scotland constructed and anchored floating nesting platforms for black-throated divers on Loch Shiel. Year 2004

Soil Research, Lochaber

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Grassland, Garden

The Lochaber Environmental Group carried out a small research project on the state of soils in Lochaber and the traditional practices thatwere carried out to enhance soil fertility. The idea is to link past practice...

Sunart OakwoodSunart Oakwood

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Woodland

Project to manage oak woods for multiple uses, including providing local jobs, are an example of trying to integrate the needs of biodiversity and the local human population. The Sunart Oakwood Init...

Kilmallie Community Centre Wildlife GardenKilmallie Community Centre Wildlife Garden

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Garden

The grounds of Kilmallie Community Centre in Corpach have been transformed into an attractive wildlife garden by Lochaber Action on Disability and others. Year 2004

Alness Point beach survey and cleanAlness Point beach survey and clean

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Marine

Alness Wild & Green Group, in association with the East Ross Ranger and Marine Conservation Society, have organised beach surveys and clean-ups at Alness Point. Year 2004

Rosemarkie scrub removal

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal

The Rural Stewardship Scheme provided funding for a farmer to remove bracken and scrub plants from sand dunes at Rosemarkie. This means that dune grasses and rare plants which were being smothered will now fl...

River Conon salmon monitoring and restockingRiver Conon salmon monitoring and restocking

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

The Conon District Salmon Fishery Board and Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre have carried out habitat surveys of all river systems running into the Cromarty Firth. Since 1996, the Conon DSFB...

Muir of Ord Environmental Group tool purchase  - great crested newtMuir of Ord Environmental Group tool purchase - great crested newt

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Freshwater

With a small grant from the Highland Biodiversity Project, members of the Muir of Ord Environmental Group have purchased tools to help them protect and enhance their local area, which is home to the great crested newt...

Barn owl and tree sparrow nest boxesBarn owl and tree sparrow nest boxes

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural

The Scottish Agricultural College, with some funding from the Highland Biodiversity Project, provided farmers that had suitable habitats for barn owls and tree sparrows with nest boxes, and advised on siting and maint...

European Union LIFE Capercaillie ProjectEuropean Union LIFE Capercaillie Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

The European Union LIFE Capercaillie Project helped to create and manageexisting pinewood habitats to conserve the Highland capercaillie population. Semi-natural woodlands across the area were expan...

Milton Community Wood biodiversity eventsMilton Community Wood biodiversity events

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

Milton Community Woodland Trust undertook a number of fun events and projects in their local woodland to raise awareness of biodiversity and other issues. Examples include the installation of a small ...

Belmaduthy calcareous springs

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Heathland, Woodland

An initiative between Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Forestry Commission to fell some of the forest at Belmaduthy in a sympathetic manner in 2005, to protect the calcareous springs thatfe...

Milnafua Residents Association wildlife gardening competition

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Garden

Milnafua Residents Association have run a wildlife gardening competition, with a small amount of funding from SNH and the Highland Biodiversity Project. Alness has included insect loving plants into its&...

Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HMSO), Skye and Lochalsh

Region: Skye and Lochalsh

Habitat: Marine

Local fishermen have set up a company, Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO), with support from The Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. The co...

Water Vole survey and monitoringWater Vole survey and monitoring

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Peatland, Freshwater

34 locations were surveyed using standard methodology based on field signs. The results showed that Water Voles are widely distributed in Caithness, and the highest numbers of occupied sites are in peatland. The proje...

Handa ProjectHanda Project

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

The project upgraded the path around the island and provided toilet facilities. This enabled SWT to better manage access and thereby avoid disturbance to nesting birds and fragile ecosystems. Year 2011

Safeguarding and Restoring Insh MarshesSafeguarding and Restoring Insh Marshes

Region: Badenoch and Strathspey

Habitat: Freshwater

The funds paid for ditching and repairs to the flood wall to restore the wetland to its optimum condition so that it would continue to support breeding waders and wintering whooper swans. (This funding  complim...

Inverness EcoHub (REAL Project)

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Garden

The project developed a biodiversity area within a much larger project to establish am EcoHub in the grounds of Inverness High School. Year 2011

Kilchoan Community Wildlife Garden

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Garden

To augment an existing Play Park project by planting native trees and grasses. Year 2011

Invasive Non Native Plant Species watercourse surveyInvasive Non Native Plant Species watercourse survey

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater, Woodland

SNW applied on behalf of the Highland Invasive Species Forum for funding to survey watercourses in the Inverness area and control / eradicate invasive non-native species such as Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, gi...

Wild in the Cairngorms - with schools

Region: Badenoch and Strathspey

Habitat: Woodland

This project worked with primary school children on practical conservation activities to improve the biodiversity of their local native woodlands. Trees and shrubs were planted, invasive non-native species removed and...

Dingwall Green Gym

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

Five years year of funding towards BTCV’s Green Gym in Dingwall and the surrounding area. The focus was on the control of invasive non-native species, particularly Himalyan balsam, and river restoration work on ...

Macdonald Park, Inverness - Environmental Planting Project

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Garden

The project augmented an existing project to upgrade the Park by draining recreational areas, creating a pond and improving footpaths. Water-loving trees, shrubs and flowers were planted on the banks of the new pond a...

Scrabster Harbour Small Blue Butterfly Project Scrabster Harbour Small Blue Butterfly Project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

Project to collect & grow on kidney vetch seed with a local nursery, then plant out plugs to provide additional food for the small blue butterfly. Other flowering plants will be planted to enhance the habitat for ...

Salmonberry Control Project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Woodland

Year 1 of a 3 year trial project to control Salmonberry in Caithness & safeguard the existing native hedges. Year 2010 - 2013?

Grey Partridge ProjectGrey Partridge Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural

The Easter Ross Grey Partridge Group involved 12 farmers who were looking to take forward Grey Partridge conservation measures on their land. A seminar was run in February 2007 looking at low-cost, landscape-scale opt...

Loch Insh habitat improvementLoch Insh habitat improvement

Region: Badenoch and Strathspey

Habitat: Wetland

Biodiversity enhancement through a combination of scrub clearance, fencing, ditching and vegetation management. Year 2010

Coastal Grazing Marsh Management, Nigg Bay

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

Project to improve habitat for breeding waders at Nigg Bay through reducing rush cover & improving coastal floodplain grazing marsh. Costs include purchase of a ‘weed wiper’, trailer & herbicide. T...

Peatland Management, Munsary Nature Reserve

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Grassland, Peatland

Management and improvement of the Munsary Nature Reserve in Caithness. Costs include grassland restoration, removal of metal sheep dip, repairs to access track and installation of interpretative posts. Year 2009

Glencanisp Estate woodland expansion

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Woodland

Expansion of existing fragmented native woodland along south shore of Loch Assynt through reducing deer numbers and introducing controlled grazing by cattle and pigs. The main costs were fencing, cattle & pig crus...

Talich Wood Wildlife Reserve Coppicing Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

Reintroduction of coppicing to Talich Alder Wood Wildlife Reserve to reinvigorate the trees, allow a more varied and dynamic ground flora to develop, promote uneven agedness and provide a source of deadwood for insect...

North Aspen WoodsNorth Aspen Woods

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Woodland

This project, run by the North Highland Forest Trust, gathered and propagated Aspen cuttings from Caithness and Sutherland to create a bank of local saplings available to be planted locally. Propagation facilities wer...

Waxcap and Hazel Gloves Fungi identification training

Region: Skye and Lochalsh

Habitat: Woodland

The Skye and Lochalsh Scottish Wildlife Trust Members Group organised training to enable participants to identify waxcap fungi found in short sward grassland and Hazel Gloves fungus found in Atlantic Hazelwoods. All t...

Spider identification training and recording event

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Grassland, Moorland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland

This project was run by the Highland Biological Recording Group and comprised of a two day, weekend introductory training course for identifying and recording spiders. Eight people attended the weekend training course...

Orkney Recorders Seminar

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland, Wetland

The grant covered the travel and subsistence of 11 voluntary biological recorders to attend a Recording Seminar in Orkney. Four of those attending gave talks on projects that they has been involved with: the Highland ...

Highland Red Squirrel Refuge ProjectHighland Red Squirrel Refuge Project

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

The HBAPIP part-funded this project, which is led by the Forestry Commission and the Highland Red Squirrel Group. The project officer recruited and trained 75 volunteer Red Squirrel surveyors to survey key woodlands i...

Highland Bumblebee AtlasHighland Bumblebee Atlas

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Moorland, Woodland, Garden

This Atlas brought together information from over 16 years of recording, not just on the distribution of species but also the ecology of them. Several species in Highland are of local and national conservation importa...

Life in the Lochans

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

This project worked closely with Gairloch and Laide Primary Schools, looking at the rich diversity of plants and animals that live in and around the lochs of the area. The children developed survey techniques and trie...

Loch Maree Fish Project Loch Maree Fish Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

This project was run by the Wester Ross Fisheries Trust, who undertook a comprehensive survey of Loch Maree and other waterbodies in its catchment to explore methods of assessing the distribution of small fish species...

Remote Operated Vehicle Dive Day

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

A Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) submersible vehicle was hired and used to provide real-time underwater footage at the Ullapool Fish Festival and an event in Dundonnell. Over 110 people saw the underwater footage on a ...

River Carron Biodiversity Audit

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Freshwater

This project looked in detail at the biodiversity of the aquatic ecosystem, particularly the fish species, the habitat adjacent to the river and the outcome of the restocking of native Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout po...

Village Wildlife Audits

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: mixed

People in Scourie and Rogart carried out comprehensive surveys of their local biodiversity, which have been collated into two informative booklets. Over 100 people were involved in the surveys and events, and the comm...

Loch Cluanie Diver Rafts Loch Cluanie Diver Rafts

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater

The RSPB and local volunteers built and sited two floating nesting platforms in Loch Cluanie for Black-throated Divers. Black-throated Divers do breed on this loch, but productivity is low because of the large-scale f...

What Lives in Our Seas?

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Marine

This project was run by the Highland Council Ranger Service in conjunction with three local Primary Schools. Melvich Primary looked at the resources that are harvested from the marine and coastal environment, and prod...

Wildlife Watching Leaflet

Region: Skye and Lochalsh

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland

The Highland Council Ranger Service and Skye and Lochalsh Environmental Forum produced 10,000 copies of “Wildlife: A guide to finding wildlife in Skye and Lochalsh”. This leaflet highlights the wildlife wa...

Biodiversity of Buildings

Region: Skye and Lochalsh

Habitat: Lowland, Garden

This project, run by RSPB and Highland Council Ranger Service, started with a survey of over 1000 people and all the Primary Schools in the area, asking about biodiversity (mainly birds) using their buildings. 321 peo...

Highland Cornflower and Cornfield Projects

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural

Cornfield Project This two year project run by Highland FWAG (Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group) looked to raise awareness of locally rare and threatened arable weeds (cornfield annuals) like Cornflower or Cor...

Wild flower borders

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Agricultural

The project areas produced an eye-catching display of colour over the summer. Participating farmers were all delighted with the results and many received positive comments from the neighbouring farmers and the general...

Lochaber Food Link

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Agricultural

This project looked to link a product sold locally to the management of the land it was grown on. 12 farms were involved in the project, a farm biodiversity action plan was prepared and enacted and a labelling schem...

Clunes Forest School

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Woodland, Garden

This formerly disused Forestry Commission office has been refitted and kitted out with identification equipment to transform it into a forest classroom. Outside, a butterfly garden, community composting site, tree nur...

Inverness Bat Group Recording Equipment

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Garden

The grant helped the Inverness Bat Group to buy recording equipment, mainly bat detectors, for survey work and public events. 

Important Biodiversity Places

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Three open evening events for local communities to identify sites of biodiversity importance - involved 77 volunteers, 75 participants. Timescale: Oct 07: 2 public meetings held in Wick & Thurso + Cai...

Scrub Woodland at Ardersier

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Woodland

Four enclosures on Ardersier Common were planted with native trees by the Junior Ardersier and Petty Environmental Society (JAPES) and a Highland Council Ranger. The planting event was attended by 9 children and 5 adu...

Biological Training and Recording

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Grassland, Heathland, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Garden

Over a period of 18 months, Boleskine Environmental Network ran 14 full day tutorials on a variety of topics, attracting an audience of 35 people. Recording equipment and identification guides were also purchased. F...

Biodiversity Awareness Raising

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden

An evening of three talks about projects that the Caithness Biodiversity Group had run was held in the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso. It was an opportunity for people not involved in the group to make sug...

Lichen Monitoring at Dunbeath Strath

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Upland, Woodland

Dunbeath Strath has a large population of Tree Lungwort lichen on the Hazel trees, which are rare in Caithness. This event set up a monitoring project for the Tree Lungwort and the Hazel. The training looked at how to...

Small Cow-wheat Project

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

Scottish Wildlife Trust is managing a small cow-wheat project, and has found this very rare plant at several locations in Ross & Cromarty. Year 2004

Broubster Leans Biodiversity Enhancement Broubster

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Freshwater

This project will open up the vegetation to create more of a wetland than currently exists.  Proposed management includes fencing to allow cattle grazing, vegetation management and the clearance of scrub. 201...

Pollen & Nectar Mix Creation for Great Yellow Bumblebee

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland

This project provided pollen & nectar rich habitats in arable areas of north-east Caithness, using standard legume/wildflower mixes with proven benefit to rare, long-tongued bumblebee species.

Loch Ruthven habitat enhancement

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater

A habitat enhancement project focusing on the vegetation surrounding Loch Ruthven to improve nesting conditions for the Slavonian grebes that breed there.  This will hopefully encourage more birds to breed, make ...

Drummuie Wildflower Meadow

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Garden

The East Sutherland Rotary Club planted trees and created a Scottish native wildflower meadow in land adjacent to the A9 at Drummuie, south of Golspie.  The project was to improve the biodiversity and amenity val...

Thurso Mall & Riverside Project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Garden

The Rotary Club planted trees & shrubs, improved the path, provided new seating, improved wheelchair access, addressed problems with flood erosion, installed signage, improved a retaining wall and drainage on the ...

Abernethy Forest tree planting

Region: Badenoch and Strathspey

Habitat: Woodland

This RSPB project to improve the tree species diversity of the forest by planting 7000 trees and to restructuring an 8.3 hectare area of homogenous forest, to benefit capercaillie, black grouse, Scottish crossbill and...

Lochaber Mink Control

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Freshwater

A pilot project to improve and co-ordinate mink control efforts in Lochaber, and encourage other landowners and managers to begin mink control measures.  This is a region-wide effort to control mink.

Evanton Wood

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Woodland

no information available Year 2010

Lower Ness Invasive Plants Project

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Freshwater

The project continued to raise awareness, train volunteers, and control invasive plants such as Himalayan balsam around Inverness.  This was a four year project to tackle invasive, non-native plants, and progress...

Wildflower enhancement project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland, Garden

The project involved three species of plants, which require slightly different approaches to assist them.  In all cases, volunteers will be encouraged to take part in the wildflower enhancement activity.  ...

Moth Trapping & MonitoringMoth Trapping & Monitoring

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland

Project to increase knowledge about the species and distribution of moths in Caithness and involve trained volunteers in this process to maintain their interest and enthusiasm in biodiversity. This project worked ...

Wildlife boxes

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Woodland, Garden

Construct boxes for birds, bats & bees with volunteers to raise awareness & encourage volunteering. Timescale: Dec 07: Swift box building day (8 swift boxes built & installed).  Dec 08: Wi...

Growing Native TreesGrowing Native Trees

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Lowland, Woodland, Garden

Engaged 4 schools, using puppet theatre and promotional workshops, in growing native trees from seed as a mechanism to increase involvement in wildlife enhancement activity. Timeline: Sep 07: Puppet show ...

NW Sutherland Pilot Marine Audit

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

Pilot survey of available information on marine habitats & species for part of NW Sutherland coast. Year - 2009

Wood Pasture survey

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Grassland, Woodland

Train volunteers & survey at least 10 sites for evidence of past use of woodland as pasture (indicated by tree pollarding).  Promote this unique natural and cultural heritage. Timescale: Oct 07: 3 day...

West Sutherland Elver ProjectWest Sutherland Elver Project

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Marine, Freshwater

Project to survey juvenile eels with volunteers. The information was supplied to National Management Plans. Timeline: May 08: Report produced & circulated.  Mar 09: Presentation to Highland Biodiv...

Wester Ross Wildlife Year Book

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Compile a wildlife book by months with input from the local community. The wildlife Year Book presents a different habitat from the Local Biodiversity Action Plan for each month of the year and describes what is ...

Crofting and biodiversity

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Agricultural

Training events in traditional crofting practices that benefit biodiversity, school visits and training for crofters and other land managers. Timescale: Feb 08: Group agreed to focus on one Country Day ra...

Invasive species fact sheets

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden

To raise awareness of the problem of invasive non-native plant species and the need for their control so that the public have a better understanding of some eradication action that they see. This project produced ...

Community Greenspace, Ross & Cromarty

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland, Freshwater, Woodland, Garden

Training and wildlife surveys of green spaces with volunteers in five local communities.  Undertake annual Butterfly Survey to encourage volunteer recorders. Timescale: Nov 07: Badger Survey training day,...

Japanese Knotweed ControlJapanese Knotweed Control

Region:

Habitat: Lowland, Agricultural, Grassland, Freshwater, Garden, Urban

Project to dentify locations with volunteers and control this invasive non-native species. Timeline: Dec 07: Locations identified, contractor appointed.  Sep 08: Materials bought, volunteers trained, ...

Highland Butterfly survey and guideHighland Butterfly survey and guide

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Grassland, Heathland, Moorland, Peatland, Woodland, Garden, Urban

Project to produce Highland Butterfly Guide & run butterfly survey focusing on 1 or 2 common species. Timeline: Apr 08: Peacock Butterfly Postcard & Highland Butterfly Guide printed & distributed w...

Rhododendron controlRhododendron control

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Woodland, Garden

A demonstration project for a  method of Rhododendron control entitled 'Lever & Mulch'. Timeline: Feb 08: Site identified, equipment bought.  Nov 08: study almost complete, workshops held...

Community Greenspace, Inverness and NairnCommunity Greenspace, Inverness and Nairn

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Garden, Urban

Training and wildlife surveys of green spaces with volunteers in four local communities. Timeline: Mar 09: consultant appointed.  Sep 09: > 80 people have taken part in project at 3 locations in In...

South Loch Ness Woodland Survey

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Woodland

Survey of gorge woods with special training for volunteers. Timeline: Jun 08: Training & survey started.  Sep 09: special training in simple survey methodology provided.

Primary schools biodiversity competitions

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

All primary schools in Caithness were invited to take part in a biodiversity themed competition each year for three years. The type of competitions considered included 1) recording wildlife in the school grounds and c...

School Marine projectSchool Marine project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

This project celebrated Caithness biodiversity species in the Dunnet area through an art wall created by school children with the aid of a professional artist.  The wall include iconic species such as Scottish pr...

Nature Detectives

Region:

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Nature Detectives… The Challenge” was launched in April 2011 at South Lodge Primary School, Invergordon. The project aimed to help children find out about the wildlife that lives on their very own doorste...

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