Showcasing some of Shetland’s best wildlife and giving you an idea of what to look out for each month.
- Books, books, books!We have selected a fantastic array of books by local and national authors and publishers that will give you an insight into the wildlife in our islands and help you to identify your sightings. ID Guides
- A Gaggle of Geese: ID tips for the geese of ShetlandResident Greylag Goose (Anser anser)– The only resident goose in Shetland. Historically they were passage migrants, arriving in the isles in late autumn and overwintering before heading away further north to breed in the spring. In recent years, they have … Read More
- Hedgehog HibernationTo help preserve our prickly friends, please report your sightings on the Big Hedgehog Map an initiative set up by People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. How to make your garden more hog friendly – … Read More
- Secrets of the StrandlineBeachcombing can be a really fun activity; I always get a feeling of excited anticipation when I step onto a beach as I never know what I might find. And the brilliance of it is, with the tide coming in and out twice a day there is always something new to discover.
- Inside a Shetland RockpoolRockpooling can be a fun activity for the young, and not so young alike. There is a huge variety of species in this very changeable habitat. Many species have developed special adaptations to allow them to live in this harsh … Read More
- Why Record?Paul Harvey- Shetland Biological Records Centre Kathryn Allan- NAFC Marine Centre UHI This is a question that we often get asked – why are you bothering to record that? What’s the point? Put simply recording the wildlife around us helps … Read More
- Meet Sally Huband- Eggcase Hunter…To the best of my knowledge, seven kinds of eggcases have been found on Shetland’s beaches. The most common eggcase by far is that of the small spotted catfish, aka dogfish, with its small narrow capsule and long curly tendrils. … Read More
- How to get an Accurate Grid ReferenceI wanted to talk about grid references, they are very important when it comes to wildlife records as it lets us know exactly where the sighting was so that it can be accurately recorded and mapped. But it can be … Read More
- Gardening for Bumblebees and ButterfliesIt is National Gardening Week this week (27th April- 3rd May) so we thought we would share some ideas of plants that grow wel lin Shetland gardens which are a hit with the bumblebees and butterflies.