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After the floods

Across three days of heavy rain last week from Thursday into Saturday, accompanied by amber weather warnings and severe flood warnings the flood damage has certainly left it’s mark on the reserve and wider Deeside.  The village of Aboyne recorded … Continue reading

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Geese, Squirrels and Bare Branches

Hi folks! I expect everyone is gearing up for Bonfire Night; so don’t forget to check for sheltering hedgehogs and other creatures, seeking shelter in the log piles. I’m noticing most of the leaves have fallen here, much to my … Continue reading

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Descending into Autumn

Hi folks! We’re now officially into meteorological autumn. The recent weather is definitely reflective of John Keats’ ‘To Autumn’, but the colours aren’t quite there yet. Although the bracken is turning into a glorious orange colour, and there’s an abundance … Continue reading

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Thriving in Ballater and the Heralds of Winter

Last weekend saw us joining forces with the local community for the three day International Bike festival Thrive Ballater. With over 50 stalls around the greens it was a fantastic opportunity to engage with the local community and international visitors … Continue reading

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Winds of Change

Hi folks! Well, I know it’s not quite the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ yet, but there’s definitely a chill in the air, early in the mornings and in the evenings, here at the Muir of Dinnet. It’s still … Continue reading

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Exceptional Times and a Massive thank you

At Muir of Dinnet we are approaching the end of an intense high season with over 41,000 visitors across summer, from all over the world, choosing to visit us and enjoy our beautiful reserve. We are taking a moment right … Continue reading

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Cameras, Butterflies and Frogs

Hi folks! I’m writing this blog on another extremely hot day. The temperatures are not quite as elevated compared to the July heatwave, but we are still enduring an exceptionally dry summer. My rain dances have clearly not paid off … Continue reading

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Adventuring into Autumn

Although the high temperatures are set to continue into next week the mornings are starting to feel fresher and the breeze has an invigorating edge to it. On the reserve we are getting our first peek of autumn. Whilst our … Continue reading

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The Hot Topic!

Hi folks! The extreme temperatures have been a major concern here recently and their impacts on wildlife have not gone unnoticed.  During the last week, the temperatures soared to over 30°C at the Burn O’Vat; we were actually the hottest … Continue reading

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The Joys of Meadow Walking and an Important Announcement

According to Homer the Elysian Fields were a beautiful meadow in the Underworld where the favoured of Zeus enjoyed perfect happiness. I believe I was there yesterday. You may think of us as a woodland reserve with two glorious lochs … Continue reading

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