Welcome to the Shetland Community Wildlife Group (SCWG). The SCWG is a citizen science project set up by the Marine Spatial Planning Team at UHI Shetland using National Lottery Heritage funding to bring people together from all walks of life who have an appreciation for Shetland and want to help collect valuable data about all aspects of Shetland’s natural environment. This data will help fill knowledge gaps and increase our understanding of the species and habitats in Shetland.
Shetland offers such a variety of natural heritage right on our doorstep from the mountain hare in its winter fur and harbour seals frolicking on the shore, right down to the tiny insects in our gardens. Each and every creature and habitat are valuable to our local communities, industries and culture.
If you are interested in signing up to become a member of the group head over to our Contact Us page to download a membership form.
Becoming a member allows us to keep you up-to-date with all upcoming projects, events and talks and allows you to join in with group projects and survey work. And….it is absolutely free!
This week is the UK’s Invasive Species Week which aims to raise awareness of the issues that invasive species can cause and of the work being done to prevent their spread and reduce impacts. So what is an invasive non-native species and why do we worry about them? Non-native species (which can also be called … Read More
By Rhiannon Jehu I think that this year I’m going to commit myself to doing less for nature. No Mow May is a campaign started by Plantlife and is linked to their wild verges campaign that I mentioned in a blog last year and also to their Citizen Science project called #everyflowercounts Every Flower Counts … Read More