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Muir of Dinnet – A Soggy Start

Flaming June? Aye, right. I’m driving to work and suddenly there’s a warning light on the dash. Agh! The car’s broken! Oh, hang on, no. It’s just the frost light come on. In June. It’s been a helluva cold, soggy … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Sunny Springtime

It’s been  a lovely week on  the reserve. Blue skies, sun, frosty mornings and green trees – what more could you want? Green is definitely the most dominant colour in the woods now. It’s not just the trees that are … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Frosts and Fine Days

It’s been one of those weeks where you can practically feel spring advancing. Yes, it started cold- very cold- and we had minus 4 and frosty on Monday. The grass was white and the newly-emerged nettles were covered in frost. … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Snakes and Sunshine

Snakes and sunshine are two things we’ve had plenty of this week. The adders have finally started to shed their skins and are looking freshly minted. I can never get over how vibrant they look, like freshly-enameled jewels. Compare this … 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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Strimming and Swallow Chicks

Phew! What a busy week! We’ve haven’t stopped, what with events, visitors and everything growing furiously. It’s hard to know where to start, so let’s start with a (hopefully) good news story. Early last week, we’d spotted, on a damp … Continue reading

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Webs of Wonder

We’re sort of getting the Indian summer we’ve been promised on the weather forecast. Dinnet is sitting right on the edge of the coastal low cloud and fog, in spite the fact we’re 35 miles inland. …so some days are … Continue reading

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Shivering September

Welcome to autumn- the 1st of September marks the “official” start of autumn. And you’d think the weather knew it too, with a shift to rain and cool northerly winds. This week is the first I’ve needed a jacket for … Continue reading

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Goodbye August

Well, the damp summer continues. The rain on Sunday into Monday washed out several parts of the Vat trail. I wish we’d taken before and after photos but we just piled in and fixed it! The trail isn’t quite as … Continue reading

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Midsummer Greys

Midsummer? Hasn’t felt like it this week, although it has been getting warmer and wet, as opposed to cold and wet. But, regardless of the weather, the birds are still breeding and the year is moving on. This pair of … Continue reading

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