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Storms and Singing Swans – Muir of Dinnet NNR

I love the autumn. I love the sense of change that’s in the air; the comings and goings of the birds, the changing colours of the trees, the wild fruit, the first nip of frost. And I think the reserve … Continue reading

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North and South – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks. Just back after a week’s holiday and straight into preparing for the Europarcs visit. Europarcs is, as the name suggests, and organisation of people working in protected areas – like NNRS or National Parks…across Europe. This year, the … Continue reading

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In Your Back garden – Guest Blog -Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week, we have a guest blog from Chair of the NE Biodiversity Partnership, Ewen Cameron, about wildlife in your back garden and what you can do to help it. Thanks Ewen. After another wonderful Summer of wildlife at Dinnet … Continue reading

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September Sun – Muir of Dinnet NNR

I really don’t think I can convince myself it’s summer anymore. The geese are on the move and there’s a distinct bite to the air in the mornings now. If you do want to pretend, you can tell yourself that … Continue reading

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Mushroom Magic – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Late August can be a quiet time of year for wildlife. In fact, late summer is one of the hardest times of year to blog, as it can seem like there’s very little going on. All the birds have finished … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Beasties – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been yet another cracking week on the reserve. Yes, we’ve had some rain….enough to make the grass grow, certainly… but plenty of sunshine too. There have been loads of butterflies around and, after the scotch arguses, the peacocks have … Continue reading

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Autumnal August – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been another warm week on the reserve…but the weather does seem to be changing. I’m sure the glorious summer has been nice if you don’t have to work in it, but it has been heat hell while working…especially if … Continue reading

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Showers and Sun – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, we’ve finally had some rain. In fact, it has rained every day since Saturday and, for the most part, has had the decency to do so overnight. The grass is looking a lot greener but some of the trees had … Continue reading

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Sizzling Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been yet another scorching week on the reserve. Rain is  still in short supply …but visitors aren’t! It’s shaping up to be our busiest month EVER…if we have more than another 150  visitors by the end of the month, … Continue reading

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Holiday Buzz – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s us into the second week of the school holidays and there’s a real buzz about the reserve, with loads of visitors going around. Our fun day, last Friday, was really busy and we had a super day with … Continue reading

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