Year of Natural Scotland
Winter has arrived and is imposing its cold icy grasp on the weather. However, for the nature enthusiast there's much to be excited about as the short days and low sun can bring sparkling frost and magical light to the Scottish landscape. Mountains, woods and rivers take on an entirely new appearance with a blanket of snow. Many of our native species are extremely hardy and can look magnificent in winter. Red deer with their thick winter coats and red squirrels with their long ear tufts spring to mind. Our gardens are likely to be visited by migrant birds like fieldfares and redwings looking for berries, whilst our resident birds can do well with a daily supply of bird seed.