Episode 119: Land and Deer Management in Scotland with Megan Rowland

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2i5v0bVI1gAMvnp70gI2QX?si=f7323d9ad0db4c59 For many of you, Megan Rowland needs no introduction. She is a Deer Management Officer for NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency. Before that, she worked as a surveyor for RSPB Scotland where she surveyed the entire suite of Highland bird species. She has also been a volunteer for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, a local Raptor … Continue reading Episode 119: Land and Deer Management in Scotland with Megan Rowland

Episode 92: Upland Ecology with Cathy Mayne

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6KCZ7BclxG4NjcXbw9J5id?si=EcD570X0Q860K2w36B5aeg&dl_branch=1 In recent episodes, I have presented a whole host of views and opinions regarding rewilding, land management, and the need to change the way we coexist with nature. In this episode, we continue on that path, but with a guest, Dr Cathy Mayne, who has a particularly interesting perspective. That perspective might not be … Continue reading Episode 92: Upland Ecology with Cathy Mayne

Episode 88: Rewilding Scotland with Peter Cairns

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4u2l6ReNgvYLO50Y1pxIBj?si=we0XDmeASgeY4vACBCRjyA&dl_branch=1 Peter Cairns is the executive director of the environmental charity Scotland: The Big Picture, the first organisation in Scotland wholly dedicated to championing rewilding. We started our conversation by discussing the controversy surrounding the term rewilding. Since rewilding (for want of a better, less controversial, term) is of great interest to me, the discussion … Continue reading Episode 88: Rewilding Scotland with Peter Cairns

Episode 80: Into the Wilderness with Byron Pace

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0cG8fs4cAcrpNdOOzTWQQ4?si=fEZpdz8XQ2GDyklIW2Lh_g&dl_branch=1 Byron Pace needs no introduction to most of you. He is a man of many talents: a filmmaker, photographer, writer and the host of the excellent Into The Wilderness and Into The Anthropocene podcasts. Given that we share many topics, and even guests, on our podcasts I was delighted to talk with Byron. During … Continue reading Episode 80: Into the Wilderness with Byron Pace

Red Deer Rut in Killarney National Park

https://youtu.be/jQcWrzddGTU In this instalment of Tommy’s Outdoors vlog I decided to grab a camera and go to the Killarney National Park to see if I could capture some roaring red deer stags on video.