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Summer and Autumn – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week it’s suddenly autumn. Now, don’t look at me like that….for at least some of our wildlife, the year has turned. This week has marked the first passage of waders southbound, failed breeders from the high Arctic. We’ve also seen … Continue reading

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Sun-baked Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well. We’ve had about three hours of rain since the last blog , making that about three hours of rain since early May. It’s really getting to the point when you’re starting to think “drought” rather than just “dry”. The … Continue reading

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Sweltering Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

That’s been 21 days without any rain now…and there’s none in the forecast unless we get a thundershower. We’re all getting really twitchy about the possibility of fires, especially as there was a small fire just off the reserve at … Continue reading

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Tinder Dry Days- Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious week it’s been! With the exception of Tuesday, when it was cold enough to need gloves, it’s been a warm, dry and sunny week. We’ve really been enjoying the fine weather… but, as land managers, we’re getting a bit twitchy … Continue reading

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Spots and Crossies – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a fantastic week it’s been. Blue skies , warm days, and cool nights… the frost light has come on most mornings this week but has been a laughable memory by mid-morning. It’s one of the most beautiful times of … Continue reading

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Dragonflies and Daisies – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, we hope you’re feeling inspired to go and look for some moths after Karen’s blog earlier in the week…there are some cracking ones out there. There are also some lovely butterflies on the go, too …we’ve seen our first commas … Continue reading

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Muddy Paths and Moth Hunting – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks and we hope you enjoyed your extra blog this week. Karen is our Reserve Assistant for the summer and she’ll be writing extra blogs….so hopefully you’ll be even more up-to-date with what’s happening at Dinnet! As you probably saw … Continue reading

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Snakes and Spring Migrants – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve had a fairly typical April week on the reserve, with sun, showers, snakes and spring migrants all putting in an appearance. The adders have been showing their socks off (which isn’t a bad achievement for something with no feet) … Continue reading

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Spring Arrivals -Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s definitely and belatedly spring. The frost light’s only come on once in the car this week and I even didn’t need a jacket on Monday!  We’ve also had a few more migrants back and the duck count on Monday was … Continue reading

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Springtime and Snakes- Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s officially spring. I’ve taken the winter tyres off the car (which usually provokes a week of snow) and we’ve had the first migrants back, with an osprey and a sand martin on Thursday. Once you start seeing  these, you … Continue reading

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