Tag Archives: conservation

Going Viral – Muir of Dinnet NNR

No, not the staff, but the blog (I wish!). However, following government advice, I’m afraid our office, visitor centre and public toilets are closed until further notice. While most of us should be ok, unless we all starve to death … Continue reading

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Snakes and Sea Eagles – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello out there. Hope you are all well, being able to find stuff in the supermarket (it was really bare this morning) and enjoying the oncoming spring. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind having to self-isolate for a week too … Continue reading

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Adding up to Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s spring! We’ve finally had the first adders of the year on Monday this week. Thanks to the heavy snow last week and the stormy conditions this year, the adders have been late in waking up. I can’t remember the … Continue reading

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Strimming for Terns and a Cuddly Killer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It has been another wind-battered week, with Dennis following in Ceira’s footsteps and lashing the reserve. Fortunately, not too much damage…I think any trees that were going to blow over or break have already done so, with all the wind … Continue reading

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Snow, Sun and Storms – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a fairly productive time on the reserve, in spite of the best efforts of the weather. Last week, we had Cairngorms National Park Volunteer rangers Leo and Keira out, helping with clearing pools for northern damselfly. Left to … Continue reading

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Spring, Seeds and Sunrises – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a lovely week on the reserve, but strange to think that only a week ago, we were admiring the trees in all their snowy glory. Even stranger was the appearance of the first butterfly of the year on … Continue reading

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What’s New(t) on the Reserve

So, what is new on the reserve? Well, we’re only a fortnight off the shortest day, the weather has been a bit better (not brilliant, but better than it has been) and the reserve has been dead quiet for wildlife. … Continue reading

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Frosts and Fencing – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious start to the week. It was cold- probably the coldest it’s been so far this winter – but, oh, the frost was beautiful and the sunrises were almost too perfect to be believed. All the reeds and … Continue reading

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A Preview of Winter – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week has certainly felt like a taster of the winter yet to come. It’s been cold, grey, wet, sunny and frosty. We’ve had rain every day, bar one, for a fortnight, and everything is soaking. The burn coming down … Continue reading

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Rain and Rainbows – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s the clocks changed and winter is on it’s way. I’m always in a minor sulk for a fortnight after the clocks change as it effectively wrecks and chance of evening outdoor time after work…the nights have officially drawn … Continue reading

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