Highland Council have been running a number of workshops with the aim of protecting the flora and fauna found in the Highlands, including reptiles and amphibians.
The Community Greenspace Wildlife Audit Project has run in the Black Isle and Easter Ross for the past three years.
Part of the Local Biodiversity Action Plan, the scheme was acclaimed by National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS) at their recent conference.
David McAllister led a joint workshop at Dornoch under the same project with the help of David O’Brien. The Community Greenspace Wildlife Audit Project has also run a number of other workshops including sessions for the Scottish Badger Distribution Survey, Highland Red Squirrels Survey and the British Dragonfly Atlas.