Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) feeding on Birds foot trefoil, South Uist machair. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot

Nature at home

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Make Space for Nature

Our Make Space for Nature page has lots of helpful tips. If you have a garden, it’s a good time to plan what small changes you can make to help nature.

Citizen Science

Taking part in Citizen Science is a really useful and fun way of helping the environment and expanding our scientific knowledge.  By getting involved you really can make a difference!  Check out the Citizen Science survey ideas. Please keep it local: five miles is a sensible guide, and try to travel by foot or cycle.

The Outdoor Learning Directory 

The Outdoor Learning Directory news section signposts regularly updated nature-based news, activities and resources from Scotland, the UK and further afield, with some great ideas for parents and carers to do during lockdown. 

This directory is a collaboration between SNH, Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scottish Forestry, Forestry and Land Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Historic Environment Scotland.

Many of you will have children at home and will be looking for ways to entertain them. We have links to ideas and activities that you can do from your own home or out on walks. Please keep it local: five miles is a sensible guide, and try to travel by foot or cycle.

Gaelic Teaching Resources – Bespoke Gaelic-medium teaching resources aimed at connecting young people with nature through sustainable foraging.

Find out more

Scotland's National Nature Reserves - visiting and volunteering for each reserve

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