Birch

Birch (Silver Birch, Betula pubescens and Downy Birch, Betula pendula: Beith in Gaelic) Birch, even more than Scots Pine, seems to evoke Scotland. It is an important visual element of so many Highland and Lowland landscapes. If you immediately think ‘Silver Birch’ you are only partly right. Scotland boasts at least three distinct species, probably four if you include the …

What is the point of moths?

Woodland Engagement Officer Michelle Stamp, shares more about why she loves moths and how you can get involved in observing moths. There are approximately 2,500 species of moths in the UK of which 900 are macro-moths and the rest fitting in to the arbitrary category of micro-moths.  I say arbitrary because many micro-moths are larger than macros and the distinction …