The 2014 AGM of the HBRG will be held in Tain Saturday, 29th November.
You are welcome to attend. An excellent opportunity to increase your interest in Natural History, both local and further afield.
13 members of TDFC spent a most enjoyable evening with Pat Rae & her visitor Hillary. We started with a barbecue cooked by Pat.
We then set off to explore the beach. We stopped at an area which had been stripped bare in the December storm. This had been colonised by green algae. We spent an hour investigating this area then returned to Pat’s for strawberries, raspberries and Stewart’s famous cheesecake.
Thanks to Pat for hosting this trip yet again.
For its thirty third year Programme the poster below lists the lectures for the coming Winter season. Continue reading “2013 — 2014 Programme” »
Saturday 27th April 2013. Continue reading “HIGHLAND ASPEN GROUP” »
When Venus passes directly between earth and the sun, we see the distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun.
The next transit of Venus occurs 6 June, 2012. Observers in or near Tain will see the transit at sunrise : 04:19, transit ends 5:36. This will be the last transit of Venus to occur in your lifetime. Continue reading “2012 Transit of Venus” »
Photographers from all over the world are drawn to and inspired by Scotland’s landscape and natural heritage.
The Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrates nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland. Continue reading “2011 Scottish Nature Photography Competition” »
Here are details of Butterfly Conservation Highland Branch Events in August. There are a couple of new events in the second half of the month that were not on the original list of events and both are aimed at the general public but of course everyone is welcome as usual. Continue reading “Butterfly Conservation Highland Branch Events in August 2011” »
We have had two successful visits to the Morrich already this year (2011), but we have another opportunity to visit on Saturday, 9th July, when there will be more chance to look for butterflies and insects.Those who have already had their safety briefing can just turn up at the meeting point below.
For any who have not had the briefing should get in touch with myself or David a.s.a.p. to discuss arrangements.
Also please note that the 9th is a Saturday, and the Range gate (for info at NH 831 826 near deep ditch and pine tree) will be locked and we will need to walk from there – or cycle as we did in May. For those with no bike, even the near part of the Range and the lochans are not too far and very well worth a visit.
The site is very wet at present, so wellies will be useful if going near the lochans. Good walking boots and gaiters were ok last time.
Meeting point will be at 10.30 at the general Fendom entrance (NH 821 814) by the Land and Marine mega shed on the Tain-Portmahomack road. Plenty of parking there for car sharing/bike unloading etc.
This is a fabulous and very large site, and any chance to see it should be taken!
Any queries – just ask!
EASTER ROSS BIODIVERSITY EVENT
STRATHPEFFER COMMUNITY CENTRE, STRATHPEFFER
THURSDAY 19 MAY 2011
|7.00pm||Welcome and Introduction
Chairperson: Dr Kenny Taylor
|7.15pm||Local Biodiversity Projects (4x 15 mins inc questions)
Tea / Coffee and cake – chance to browse stalls
|8.35pm||Local Biodiversity Projects (3x 15 mins inc questions)
|Feedback, Conclusions and Closing Remarks
Chairperson: Dr Kenny Taylor
This project is being part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Highland LEADER 2007-2013 Programme. It receives match funding from Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and RSPB Scotland.
Call for bookings - Highland Biodiversity Forum 2011
The next meeting of the Highland Biodiversity Forum will take place at Highland Council Chambers, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, at 10.00am on Saturday 2nd April 2011 (tea & coffee will be available from 10am). Please find enclosed an updated programme and reply slip.
Places are still available and we hope that you or a colleague will be able to attend. Please return the enclosed reply slip (by email or post, see reply slip) to Hazel Bews at rowan-tree-consulting by Thursday 31st March.
Thanks to everyone who has booked already - detailed confirmations will be sent on Friday morning (tomorrow).
The portents were not good but in places the dawn was clear enough to observe the rising sun partly occluded by the moon’s disk. Several TDFC members were in place to record this event – here are resulting photos.