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Blooming Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s the height of blooming summer. And no, we’re not just saying that for the hay fever sufferers, who will be struggling with the grass right now. This cock’s foot grass was visibly shedding pollen as you brushed past it. … Continue reading

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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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LBJs- Muir of Dinnet NNR

LBJs. Or ‘little brown jobs’ to birders. And it’s easy to think half our avifauna is comprised of these – brown things that go tweet in the bushes and all look the same. (Actually that’s warblers….more of them later in … Continue reading

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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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The Year That Was – Muir of Dinnet NNR

So, that’s 2019 pretty much done with. How was it for you? I’m really lucky in that I do a job that involves getting to see stuff that I’m interested in –  I, like most other folk in this line … 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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Boiling Heat and Biting Beasties – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Phew. It has been really hot this week, with the temperature peaking at 30  degrees on Tuesday. Now, I’m  a northern species and that’s getting a bit too hot for me, especially combined with the high humidity we’ve been getting. … Continue reading

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Thundery and Rumbley – Muir of Dinnet NNR

So. I’m sitting here writing this, wondering idly if the local thunderstorm will knock out the power or internet before I finish. We were off-line (and wasn’t it lovely, though you do wonder what’s piling up) for a week after … Continue reading

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Summer Silences – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a weekend! Last Saturday saw mega rainfall and thunder and lightning – and, courtesy of natural electrics, our internet is only just back up to write this blog! After the weather on Saturday, it’s been pretty quiet on the … Continue reading

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