Tag Archives: autumn

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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Winter is Coming – Muir of Dinnet NNR

There seem to be a lot of unhappy and bewildered people on the reserve this week. We’d like to think it’s not our fault though, more, shall we say, election–related. Events in the wider world are making people uncertain – so … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves and Feeding Thrushes – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week has flown by. Suddenly, we’re into November and we have to start thinking about changed clocks, frosts and fireworks….and hope no-one fills the car parks with firework debris or nails any onto signs this year (yes, people do … Continue reading

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Thrushing around – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Firstly, thanks to Ewen for a great blog last week. If you’ve been waiting with baited breath to know the answer to his question about the deer footprint- it’s at the end of this blog. This week, you can’t set … Continue reading

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Autumn Winds

Well, it had to happen sometime. Autumn has finally shown its teeth, with colder days and blustery, easterly winds. We’ve had lots of winter thrushes blown in from the continent, with the fieldfares arriving on Tuesday. By Friday, we were … Continue reading

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Cold Nights and Gold Trees

When you’ve been away for a fortnight, you fairly see the changes in the reserve when you come back. I stepped out of the car on Monday to the first frost of the year and to the high, shrill “tsreeep” … Continue reading

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Scorching September

It’s been sunny for the second week running – the first time it’s done that since June! On the calm days, we’ve had some gorgeous reflections in the lochs – you can barely tell which way is up! It is … Continue reading

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September Sun

It’s been another cracking week on the reserve. It’s 21 degrees Centigrade as I write this…and it’s going to be written quickly so we can go outside and get some sun! We’ve not had a great deal of rain for nearly … Continue reading

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Grebes and Gathering Swallows

Autumn is sneaking up on us in a series of warm days and misty mornings.  It still feels like summer through most of the day- warm (over 20 degrees most days) and sunny. It’s been the sort of weather for … Continue reading

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