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Snow and Snakes – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been one of those weeks where you’re no doubt that we’re sitting half way between spring and winter. In the wind, it has been bitterly cold but, out of it, you can feel there’s warmth in the sun and … Continue reading

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Adders and Aspen – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Ooh, second blog of the week! Just a short one, quickly covering everything that isn’t aspen at Dinnet…we did that already. But if you hadn’t heard, the aspen are in flower (catkin) for the first time in 23 years just … Continue reading

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Amazing Aspens – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Welcome to an extra- special blog dedicated to the aspen tree. Why? Well, they’re in flower this year…and that’s REALLY unusual. The last time there was a major flowering of aspen in Scotland was in 1996, that’s (quick count on … Continue reading

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Marching Towards Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s still being like spring. But you know the old saying about March, “in like a lion, out like a lamb”…maybe it works in reverse too and the gentle start to the month might be followed by another Beast from … Continue reading

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Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been spring this week. OK, some of the nights have been cold but the temperature has been in double figures every day and the wildlife has responded accordingly. Lots of different species of bird are singing now, with robin, … Continue reading

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Spring Sneaking Closer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

The melt continues! Almost all of the snow has gone now but the compacted ice is still hanging on in a few shady places. It’s hanging on in the lochs too – that much ice takes a while to melt. … Continue reading

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Snow No More? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s all going away! After 10 days or so of there being snow, it’s all starting to melt…but there is quite a way to go until it is all gone. The snow was significantly topped up last weekend and there … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Brrr! It’s been another cold week…though they probably laugh at us in North America, where it’s been frighteningly cold. The snow actually disappeared on Friday and Saturday last week, in a rapid melt, but all came back again overnight on … Continue reading

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Snow! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a difference a week makes. Rachel was out and about with her camera at the end of last week and it was bright, clear and sunny.     Then, over the weekend, the snow came, bringing whiteness and freezing … Continue reading

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The Dark of the Year – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Bored with Brexit? Done with dieting? In fact, are you thoroughly jaded with January? It’s the time of year when a lot of us start to feel fed up with the new year, even though it’s less than 20 days old. After … Continue reading

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