Tag Archives: autumn

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Summer? What summer? No, that’s not a reflection on the weather, even though it’s blowing a northerly gale as I write this. It’s just that, for a great many creatures, there’s no such thing as ‘summer’ ….the year segues seamlessly … Continue reading

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Rain and Rainbows – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s the clocks changed and winter is on it’s way. I’m always in a minor sulk for a fortnight after the clocks change as it effectively wrecks and chance of evening outdoor time after work…the nights have officially drawn … Continue reading

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Golden Autumn Days – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious week to come back from a fortnight’s holiday! The trees haven’t half  turned in my absence and are probably at their best this week. But it won’t be long until they lose their leaves, so we’d strongly … Continue reading

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Geese and Gatherings – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s either been driech or sunny this week, with not much in between. Monday started grey  and with geese…grey geese, appropriately enough. We has a big passage of greylags, over the reserve, from west to east. We suspect these were … Continue reading

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September Swans – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This is a beautiful pine tree. I’d guess it’s 80-100 years old, around 60 feet high and the sun dappling through the branches is just gorgeous. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to die as the wildfire from last week looks to … Continue reading

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Trees, Thrushes and The Start of the Works! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a busy old week and I’m quite relieved it’s almost over. It started early doors on Monday, with the tree surgeons arriving to take down a big Douglas fir that had been damaged in the last high winds. … Continue reading

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September Sun & Showers – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s us officially into autumn, now that September has arrived. And it’s felt like it too –  the frost light didn’t go off in the car all the way to work on Monday. The trees are looking a bit … Continue reading

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Snakes and Sunshine – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a fairly warm and sunny week. make the best of it, though, that’s all supposed to change over the weekend, with cool north-westerlies and rain forecast. I wonder if any geese will arrive with the north wind from … Continue reading

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Early Autumn August – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week has marked a bit of a change in the weather. It’s felt…well, autumn-y. The heat and humidity has finally broken and the temperature has dropped. And, all of a sudden, there’s a sense of urgency in how the … Continue reading

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Nasty November – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It seems like we’ve been getting a storm a week since the start of November. And it feels like we’re paying for all those dry days in the summer with all the wet ones this month. I think this is … Continue reading

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