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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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Scale-Winged Wonders – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week’s guest blog comes from Helen Rowe and explores the winged wonders that are our native butterflies and moths. As well as being Aberdeenshire Council Countryside Ranger for the Marr area, Helen is a keen Lepidopterist (studies butterflies and … Continue reading

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It’s All Relative – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week’s guest blog has been written by Ewen Cameron, Chair of the Habitats and Species Group, NE Scotland Biodiversity Partnership. Ewen has been involved in nature conservation for around 40 years and shows us what you can achieve with … 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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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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Sunny Showers – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been yet another hot and humid week. We’ve had quite a bit of rain, in short, sharp thunderbursts, the kind of rain that feels like a physical assault as it hammers down. Then, like Incy  Wincy Spider, the sun … Continue reading

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Wet and Wetter – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s been another wet week. Just when you think it’s getting a bit better, nope, here comes the rain again. Everything is growing furiously and I’m getting a little fed up of cutting grass in the rain. But if … Continue reading

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Marching Towards Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s still being like spring. But you know the old saying about March, “in like a lion, out like a lamb”…maybe it works in reverse too and the gentle start to the month might be followed by another Beast from … Continue reading

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Mushroom Magic – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Late August can be a quiet time of year for wildlife. In fact, late summer is one of the hardest times of year to blog, as it can seem like there’s very little going on. All the birds have finished … Continue reading

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