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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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Angry Birds

It’s been a very hectic few weeks since I wrote my last blog post. Visitor numbers have definitely increased with the much-improved weather, and as a consequence it’s been all go here: conducting bird surveys, clearing brash (reducing the temptation … Continue reading

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A familiar Place

A little bit about me Hi Folks! I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Danny and I’m one of the new seasonal rangers at the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve. Any of you who have visited the reserve recently might … Continue reading

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The Pulse of Life

In the dazzling sunny weather this month the reserve is thriving. This extended dry and sunny spell has provided an ideal start for nesting birds, flourishing flowers and emerging pollinators. Parkin’s Moss seems to come alive at this time with … Continue reading

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Spring in full Swing

Spring can be a time of sensory overload. There is so much to see, hear and get reacquainted with its hard to keep pace with the explosion of new life. In the last month visitors have been a great help … Continue reading

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Springing into Life

The reserve in the past two weeks has been transformed with a flourish as our trees burst into leaf, flowers bloom and migrant birds return for the summer. One to buck the trend our Blackthorn trees do things the other … Continue reading

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Spring reversals

After our wildlife enjoyed a welcome reprieve in the weather and we all got to enjoy being drenched in glorious summerlike sunshine in mid – March, there came the inevitable reversal in typical Scottish fashion and the back slide towards … Continue reading

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Nurturing Nature

At Muir of Dinnet we are making an extra special effort to nurture our nature this breeding season, both on the land and on the water. As a National Nature Reserve we are amongst the very best places to experience … Continue reading

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Spring Awakenings

Springtime can really lift the spirits. From shoots bursting through the soil, to an eruption of birdsong and animal activity, the sights and sounds of the natural world ‘waking up’ surround us. The exuberance of nature is contagious. The mornings … Continue reading

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