Woodlands 4 Yew

Explore our Woodlands-4-Yew section to learn about the natural environment and what the people who live and work in it can do to help protect it for the future. Discover minibeasts, find out facts about habitats, or even go on a guided mindfulness walk through some woods!

Scottish Forestry’s biosecurity - Keep it Clean campaign

There is a video, some free downloadable posters and links to pest and disease information sheets for youngsters.

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) 

Find out more about invasive species and controlling them – www.invasivespecies.scot

Online educational resource ‘Alien Detectives’, with presentations, activities, worksheets, quizzes, crafts, puzzles and games about invasive species and rivers/outdoors – all free to download. www.invasivespecies.scot/alien-detectives

Downloadable games, activities and puzzles – including masks, balancing dragonfly, invasive species top trumps, invasive species battleships, crosswords etc  – all at https://www.invasivespecies.scot/activities-games-and-puzzles

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

Make your own kitchen planter

Make your own kitchen planters

Guided mindfulness walk through a woodland

The benefits of getting out into nature have become even more apparent to us all throughout recent lockdowns. However, accessing these spaces may be difficult for some people. Listen along with this relaxing guided mindfulness walk which can be listened to from the comfort of your home or on your mobile device when out and about in our beautiful local woodlands.

Arboricultural Association

The Arboricultural Association have a really informative website https://treecare.org.uk/. This website includes information on tree care and maintenance, how to choose a tree professional to advise on trees and the law.

The Arboricultural Association have also been running a series of very successful and highly informative webinars during lockdown. Links to some of these are: 

However, many more are available to watch on their You tube channel.

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens are celebrating their 50th year. Why not pop in for a visit and try out one of these trails?

Ancient Celtic people seemed to venerate trees. The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens have provided a sheet to show some of the Scots Gaelic names for native species and how they would have been written in the old Ogham alphabet. 


Bug Life

Dundee is excited to be part of Buglife's award winning B-Line project. This is a landscape scale project identifying opportunities to create and restore areas of wildflowers to form a UK wide network for our pollinators.

For more information on this project: