This month saw us active on a very large repeat survey of the woodlands and moorlands of the western Cairngorms for Forestry and Land Scotland. It’s been fascinating re-sampling at several hundred locations to see how much change has arisen since we last surveyed the area. There’s been a lot of deer culled in the intervening period, with some positive signs apparent on the ground. We’ve also repeated the Capercaillie dung count we undertook in 2015. Fascinating results.