May 2021

On lost Scottish Woodland

I am rather sad this week. They are chopping down woodland on the hill behind the house. It has been there for more than 160 years, is one of the largest stands of pine trees in my area and is home to badgers, deer, foxes, rodents of all kinds, many species of birds, plants, fungi, lichen and insects. It was the last local refuge for red squirrels a few years ago too.  It is sad that so many species are now being displaced in the desire for profit.

The first photo is the covert before felling started. The second is today.

Linton Covert 19th March 21