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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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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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Wet and Wetter! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a wet week. It managed not to rain on Wednesday but every other day gave us at least some rain, and some of that was torrential. All the trees and plants have been more-or-less constantly soaked with raindrops. And … Continue reading

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Trees, Bees and Little Cuties – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’re finally getting some rain. And, my, hasn’t it just made things grow? The grass, sulking quietly in the drought, has suddenly shot up and all the trees are grateful for a drink. But, underneath it all, the ground is … Continue reading

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Grebes, Geese and Great Weather!

Scorchio! It’s been in the low twenties most of this week and the sunshine is bringing on all the trees and flowers. But it also means we’re back into high fire risk again. Please  respect this and don’t light fires … Continue reading

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Scorchio Part II – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been another glorious week on the reserve. Still no rain though…but the  school holidays start today in Aberdeenshire, and that’s usually a cue for it to come on and forget to stop. The heat and the dryness is baking … Continue reading

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Scorchio! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Phew! It’s been hot, hot, hot this week! A little too hot at times, truth be told, for a cold- adapted northern species like myself. The temperature made it up to 30 degrees and everything is looking quite dry and … Continue reading

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Summer and Autumn – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week it’s suddenly autumn. Now, don’t look at me like that….for at least some of our wildlife, the year has turned. This week has marked the first passage of waders southbound, failed breeders from the high Arctic. We’ve also seen … Continue reading

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Tinder Dry Days- Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious week it’s been! With the exception of Tuesday, when it was cold enough to need gloves, it’s been a warm, dry and sunny week. We’ve really been enjoying the fine weather… but, as land managers, we’re getting a bit twitchy … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Holiday Fun

It must be summer- that’s the schools broken up for the next seven (seven!!!!) weeks and the Fun Day has happened. We weren’t blessed with particularly good weather ….but we were still really, really busy! I must admit I was … Continue reading

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