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Damp and Dry – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Finally, finally, we’ve had some rain. Not a massive amount and not really proper rain either- more drizzle, really, or what we’d call “smirr” in the NE of Scotland – but at least it has started to damp down the countryside … 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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Spots and Crossies – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a fantastic week it’s been. Blue skies , warm days, and cool nights… the frost light has come on most mornings this week but has been a laughable memory by mid-morning. It’s one of the most beautiful times of … Continue reading

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Dragonflies and Daisies – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, we hope you’re feeling inspired to go and look for some moths after Karen’s blog earlier in the week…there are some cracking ones out there. There are also some lovely butterflies on the go, too …we’ve seen our first commas … Continue reading

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Snakes and Spring Migrants – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve had a fairly typical April week on the reserve, with sun, showers, snakes and spring migrants all putting in an appearance. The adders have been showing their socks off (which isn’t a bad achievement for something with no feet) … Continue reading

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Springing Up..and Down – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been yet another week when the weather can’t quite decide what it’s doing. One day sunny, the next raining solidly. Spring is starting but not quite getting there yet…not that the mistle thrushes have been admitting that. Even on … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR -Flocks and Fungi

Now that August is half done and the schools are –finally- going back next week, I think we have to admit it’s getting into autumn now. In the past couple of weeks, the trees have really started to look tired … 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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Muir of Dinnet NNR- Hot, Wet and Sticky

What a beautiful weekend we had. Sunny, warm and everything you’d want a summer’s day to be. The warm weather has brought the water lilies out early this year and they are already in full bloom. Often, it’s into July before … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – May Away!

Have just written the date down and, blimey, it’s June already. Where is the year going? It’s been as dry a year as I can remember, with only 21mm of rain locally. We’ve had lots of lovely days, with hot … Continue reading

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