RSPB Scotland is celebrating 25 years of involvement in the internationally-recognised Flow Country in Caithness.
The conservation charity has undertaken extensive restoration work in the ecologically-important landscape, helping to preserve the peatland and its wildlife for future generations.
To celebrate this anniversary, RSPB Scotland have launched a new pin badge, depicting a nationally scarce peatland plant, the dwarf birch (Betula nana).
All the money raised from donations for these special badges will go into a fund specifically created to help schools.
It will cover their travel costs to the reserve, enabling them to take part in educational activities and events.
Many school children have already benefitted from the expertise of RSPB Forsinard’s staff over the years, and this is something that RSPB Scotland is very keen to continue.
The badge will be available from outlets in and around the Flow Country throughout 2020.
The Flow Country is an especially important habitat for dwarf birch, which grows exclusively on blanket bog in Scotland.
RSPB Forsinard Flows itself is the RSPB’s largest reserve in the UK and is situated in the Flow Country, which is the biggest blanket bog in the world and an important carbon store.