Shetland Nature Calendar

This page showcases some of Shetland’s best wildlife and gives you an idea what to look out for each month. Click on the posts below to find out more…….

  • February Highlights
    The light is starting to creep out earlier and hang around a bit longer each day but it still feels very much … Read More
  • January Highlights
    With the excitement of the festive season behind us it is easy to slip into the winter blues. Getting out amongst nature … Read More
  • December Highlights
    It is the darkest month of the year with the shortest day soon upon us, the good news however is they will … Read More
  • November Highlights
    Winter storms are well and truly here to batter the last remaining leaves from the trees and bushes. Hedgehogs and frogs will … Read More
  • October Highlights
    The autumn bird migration is now in full swing. This month will bring a mass arrival of thrushes including migrant Blackbirds, Redwings, … Read More
  • September Highlights
    It is starting to feel very autumnal now we are into September. The sun seems to be only glimpsed on occasion, the … Read More
  • August Highlights
    The sun is still shining (some of the time) and summer is still in the air but the wildlife will be starting … Read More
  • July Highlights
    Things are really looking their best this month, with gardens, verges and heather moorland all looking lush and starting to flower. This … Read More
  • June Highlights
    The Simmer Dim is here, days are at their longest and Shetland’s wildlife is at its busiest, feeding and looking after their … Read More
  • May Highlights
    There is certainly a lot more life around in Shetland at the moment, lambing is in full swing and I’ve been seeing … Read More
  • April Highlights
    In April the days are getting longer, and signs of spring are starting to show. Spring bulbs are flowering, birds are starting … Read More
  • March Highlights
    It feels like we are starting to emerge out of the winter, the days are getting longer, the clocks spring forward and … Read More