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By Taylor Wildlife, Jun 21 2018 11:06AM

Taylor Wildlife staff had a very enjoyable (and we hope very informative) weekend providing training to a group from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Having made the long journey up and endured the dreaded 'campsite midge' the group were still in great form and keen to begin their weekend-long Introduction to Upland Surveying course. We kicked off with an indoor session on navigation taught by Joe, before moving outside to put theory into practice.

Navigation training kicked off with some pacing exercises
Navigation training kicked off with some pacing exercises

By Taylor Wildlife, May 2 2018 12:00PM

The birds have started to arrive and the natural world is starting to awake for another seaon in the Scottish uplands. The song of a cuckoo lifts even the thickest of gloom. Looking beyond the mist and onto the horizon it may be possible to witness the skyfall of an eagle or silhouette of a kite - blink though and you might miss it!

The whistle of a ring ouzel or the metallic hymn of a wheatear may be upstaged by the down-slurred sweet, flute-like rhythm of a willow warbler. The resident black grouse stay under the radar and bubble away at the crack of dawn.

Maybe that ringing sound coming from the door isn't the milkman, but instead the vocal grey wagtail pinging it's way to the river?


By Taylor Wildlife, Apr 30 2018 10:00AM

The Scottish Highlands has mighty lungs. Windswept though it may be when her gusts lash across the heather hills and whip over bending burns, her force and the rough conditions she creates are finite. As her breath becomes feeble and the winds die down, the landscape comes alive.

By Taylor Wildlife, Sep 11 2017 10:00AM

It's that time of year again, the summer survey season has finished and all our end-of-project reports have been submitted.

This year, Taylor Wildlife's seasonal field assistants have worked on sites in Angus, Moray, Banffshire, Perthshire, Inverness-shire, and Argyll & Bute and have walked over 1900km on surveys.

We hope the scenery, wildlife and great survey locations have made up for the blisters and midge bites gained along the way!

A huge thank you from all at Taylor Wildlife. We hope to see you again next year!

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