Tag Archives: autumn

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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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Officially Autumn

September’s here. The golden, changing month when summer slides into autumn, when the first frosts nip the air and when the wild geese arrive on rushing wings from the north. In myth, it was the month of Hermes, god of going, … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Showers and Sunshine

What a mixed week we’ve had. The weather has been terribly unsettled, with sun, rain wind all competing for our attention. It’s making the grass grow- but it’s never dry to cut it! And the winds are knocking the first … Continue reading

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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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