James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

A Week on the Hills

One of the subtleties of the Scottish landscape is that everything is described as a hill. I’ve spent the last week up there (in the rain) on a variety of those hills doing a final spot of fieldwork before Winter closes in and covers everything in a few feet of snow. I’m really enjoying being involved with a conservation project much closer to home; I still haven’t really got over the fact that I have to go up and out on the hills for ‘work’. Until that reality sinks in, here’s a few photographs from the new field project…

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Whilst in Scotland I’ve been working with an excellent organisation called Trees for Life, who have planted over a million trees in an effort to restore the native Caledonian Forest. Take a look at what they do..

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