Tag Archives: adder

Dragonflies and Daisies – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, we hope you’re feeling inspired to go and look for some moths after Karen’s blog earlier in the week…there are some cracking ones out there. There are also some lovely butterflies on the go, too …we’ve seen our first commas … Continue reading

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Muddy Paths and Moth Hunting – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks and we hope you enjoyed your extra blog this week. Karen is our Reserve Assistant for the summer and she’ll be writing extra blogs….so hopefully you’ll be even more up-to-date with what’s happening at Dinnet! As you probably saw … Continue reading

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Snakes and Spring Migrants – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve had a fairly typical April week on the reserve, with sun, showers, snakes and spring migrants all putting in an appearance. The adders have been showing their socks off (which isn’t a bad achievement for something with no feet) … Continue reading

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Spring Arrivals -Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s definitely and belatedly spring. The frost light’s only come on once in the car this week and I even didn’t need a jacket on Monday!  We’ve also had a few more migrants back and the duck count on Monday was … Continue reading

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Springtime and Snakes- Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s officially spring. I’ve taken the winter tyres off the car (which usually provokes a week of snow) and we’ve had the first migrants back, with an osprey and a sand martin on Thursday. Once you start seeing  these, you … Continue reading

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Snow Joke- Muir of Dinnet NNR

I’m really failing to seen a funny side to the weather now. Just give over with the snow, why don’t you? Our event on Friday had to be transferred inside, thanks to the cold. And the sleet. And the snow. … Continue reading

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Springing Up..and Down – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been yet another week when the weather can’t quite decide what it’s doing. One day sunny, the next raining solidly. Spring is starting but not quite getting there yet…not that the mistle thrushes have been admitting that. Even on … Continue reading

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All Weather Week – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a week it’s been, weather-wise. It’s done the classic Scottish thing of presenting us with as many different weather types as possible within the course of a week. It started cold – very cold- with an overnight chill of … Continue reading

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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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