A Focus On Nature

A Focus On Nature

A Focus On Nature

We’re Recruiting!

We are currently recruiting for two A Focus On Nature committee roles – a Project Officer, and a Fundraising Officer and Treasurer. Read on for details! [Read More]

A Focus On Nature

A Day in Burghead

The drive to Burghead was beautiful. This small seaside town is situated on the edge of a peninsula protruding into the Moray Firth, so it’s surrounded by open ocean on three sides. As we made our way up the high street it felt like we were at the edge of the world, and in a way we were. More of northern Scotland could just be seen in the distance, but the space between still seemed vast.

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A Focus On Nature

AFON at Birdfair 2017

It’s just over a week since Birdfair finished and I’m finally recovered from the Birdfair Blues. They seemed to hit particularly hard this year but I’m taking this as a sign of a great Birdfair. I think I’m even brave enough to say it was the best Birdfair yet; particularly for AFON as a group.

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A Focus On Nature, Species

5 Tips for Learning Your Trees – Sam Manning

Tree identification can be a tricky trade. Here is a short guide to making the learning of our woody friends an enjoyable and methodical adventure through the forest of knowledge.

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A Focus On Nature, Issues in conservation

“A change is gonna come” – Daniel Johnson

These infamous words were expressed by Sam Cooke, in my opinion one of the finest singers to ever live. Although the purpose of this song was to support the civil rights movement, the words are easily transferable.

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5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Trees and Forests – Sam Manning

It’s an incredibly exciting time for tree and woodland ecology, scientists are making breakthrough discoveries that are reshaping the way we see forests, and redefining their role in our landscape. Here are five amazing new stories from the frontier of tree science.

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A Focus On Nature, Nature Reserves

A year at the pit – Beth Aucott

At the beginning of 2016 I wrote a post for the AFON blog where I talked about 2016 being the year I really got to know a site – a year of the patch. Well that year is now over so I thought I should look back and update you all on how it went.

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We’re recruiting!

We currently recruiting for three A Focus On Nature committee roles, plus a non-committee position. Please read on for details

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Thoughts on a Natural History GCSE

A petition has recently created much discussion between naturalists, as it calls for the curriculum to offer a GCSE in natural history. We asked some AFON members for their thoughts on this petition.

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Best blog post of 2016

We want your opinion! We have an amazing (albeit currently top secret) prize available for the author of the best blog post of 2016 on the AFON blog, and we want you to vote on the best blog post!

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