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Hot ‘n’ Humid – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Finally! Some rain! After the increasingly hot and dry weather we’ve had, you’ve no idea how grateful we were for it raining on Wednesday. It’ll also hopefully break the heat and humidity, which have been desperately unpleasant to work in … Continue reading

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Summer Lovin’? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Do you love the summer? The long, sunny, warm days, the holidays, the flowers…or do other seasons appeal more? Personally speaking summer is my least favourite season of the year. Unremitting daylight, leading to lack of sleep, unrelenting stress, too … Continue reading

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Dazzling Summer Days – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s us into July. And that’s the year turned, technically, we’re now a week past the longest day. Won’t be long now until someone says ‘Aye, the nights are fair drawing in’ – if they haven’t already! But, out … Continue reading

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Making Space for Nature – Muir of Dinnet nNR

Changes are afoot on the NNR. This week, we have taken the step of asking people not to take water – borne access to Loch Kinord until 31st August. Well, why not? Surely people have the right of responsible access? … Continue reading

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Sun! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious week it’s been! I’m often struck by the contrasts that the natural world offers and rarely more so than this week. It’s been warm, and the temperature rose to 23 degrees on Thursday – that’s 41 degrees … Continue reading

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Raining Down – Muir of Dinnet NNR

 Our theme for the week has been rain. Yes, we’ve had sunny periods and yes, it’s been pretty warm while they have lasted. But it’s never been long before the rain has come on. And when it’s rained, boy, has … Continue reading

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Spring Snow – Muir of Dinnet NNR

There comes a point, when you look skyward at the weather and say ‘Stop it. It’s just not funny any more.’ I reached that point on Wednesday, in an absolutely dinging snow shower – proper, 10p sized snowflakes and bitterly … Continue reading

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April Showers and Singers- Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s not often you’ll catch me saying this, but one of the highlights of the week was the fact it rained! It’s been getting dust-dry over the past month or so and we’ve seen only 10% of the rain we’d … Continue reading

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Sunny Spring Days -Muir of Dinnet NNR

And after last week…the weather still hasn’t made up its mind! We had at least one snow shower per day for the previous 7 days in a row, making this one of the coldest Aprils we can remember. Mind you, … Continue reading

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Easter Excitement – Muir of Dinnet NNR

There’s a growing sense of excitement on the reserve. No, not the lifting of the lockdown, that’s a sense of dread as unfortunately we expect a selfish minority to misbehave. No, it’s the birds that are getting excitable – there … Continue reading

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