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Migrant Magic – Muir of Dinnet NNR

“The north wind shall blow and we shall have snow”…well, mercifully, no snow yet, but we’ve certainly had northerlies this week. The wind shifted to the north-west on Monday night and with it has come birds, riding it south away … Continue reading

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Why Are Wasps Annoying and Other Autumn Stuff- Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, it was National Poetry Day yesterday, so I suppose we should be putting some verse up. But, according to the radio it’s national Ask a Stupid Question Day today…so we’re going to lead with the question I was asked … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – guest blog

Friday the 22nd of September and it’s the Autumn equinox – how did that happen!   I guess people take it easier during the summer months, unlike wildlife that knows Summer is just a short respite for having new families and, … Continue reading

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Guest blog Muir of Dinnet NNR

Catriona the Dinnet Reserve Manager is away on a well deserved holiday and, as I live in a village quite close to the reserve, she asked if I would like to keep the blog going.   Although I recently retired from … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR- Turning Seasons

As soon as September hit this year, it suddenly feels like the year has turned. The nights especially, have been cold, and the frost light has come on a couple of mornings. This nip in the air will make the … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Officially Autumn

September’s here. The golden, changing month when summer slides into autumn, when the first frosts nip the air and when the wild geese arrive on rushing wings from the north. In myth, it was the month of Hermes, god of going, … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Showers and Sunshine

What a mixed week we’ve had. The weather has been terribly unsettled, with sun, rain wind all competing for our attention. It’s making the grass grow- but it’s never dry to cut it! And the winds are knocking the first … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR -Flocks and Fungi

Now that August is half done and the schools are –finally- going back next week, I think we have to admit it’s getting into autumn now. In the past couple of weeks, the trees have really started to look tired … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR- The Season of Plenty

Now we’re well into August, we have to start thinking about autumn rather than summer. I’m sure some of you must have noticed how cool and dewy the mornings are getting and they just feel….well, autumn-y. But autumn is a time … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Bringing History to Life

Well, that’s August here. Where is the year going? You always know the summer is wearing on when you start to see devil’s bit scabious in flower. I always think it’s a horrible-sounding name for a very pretty plant, but … Continue reading

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