Category Archives: Uncategorized

Hot ‘n’ Humid – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Finally! Some rain! After the increasingly hot and dry weather we’ve had, you’ve no idea how grateful we were for it raining on Wednesday. It’ll also hopefully break the heat and humidity, which have been desperately unpleasant to work in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hot ‘n’ Humid – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Taking the Pulse of Nature

One fabulous benefit to the frankly ferocious heat we have been experiencing this week is that it is the optimum conditions for our butterflies. Right now Butterfly Conservation are asking asking for as many people as possible to take part … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taking the Pulse of Nature

Summer Lovin’? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Do you love the summer? The long, sunny, warm days, the holidays, the flowers…or do other seasons appeal more? Personally speaking summer is my least favourite season of the year. Unremitting daylight, leading to lack of sleep, unrelenting stress, too … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer Lovin’? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

A Rich and varied Tapestry

As we enjoy the height of summer and biological productivity is at its peak in the reserve it is an opportunity to take a good look at how our wildlife are faring – has it been a good year? We … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Rich and varied Tapestry

Dazzling Summer Days – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s us into July. And that’s the year turned, technically, we’re now a week past the longest day. Won’t be long now until someone says ‘Aye, the nights are fair drawing in’ – if they haven’t already! But, out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dazzling Summer Days – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Stately towers of Purple and the scent of roses

Foxgloves are a really important source of pollen for bees. The species has evolved to be especially attractive to long-tongued bees such as the common carder bee. The brightly coloured flowers and dark spotted lip attracts the bee, while the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stately towers of Purple and the scent of roses

Making Space for Nature – Muir of Dinnet nNR

Changes are afoot on the NNR. This week, we have taken the step of asking people not to take water – borne access to Loch Kinord until 31st August. Well, why not? Surely people have the right of responsible access? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Making Space for Nature – Muir of Dinnet nNR

A Fabulous flush of Colour

Summer brings a fabulous flush of colour and sweet smells to the reserve courtesy of our wildflowers. Not only do they provide an idyllic backdrop for mellow musings, they are also vital feeding and nesting habitats for insects, butterflies, birds, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Fabulous flush of Colour

Sun! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious week it’s been! I’m often struck by the contrasts that the natural world offers and rarely more so than this week. It’s been warm, and the temperature rose to 23 degrees on Thursday – that’s 41 degrees … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sun! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Here Comes the Sun

After enduring a chilling average temperature of 6°C across this month and triple the amount of rain we normally see, I think we all deserve the glorious sunshine that the end of this month has brought. The fine and dry … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Here Comes the Sun