Tag Archives: Muir of Dinnet

The Worst Winter? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

“They said there’ll be snow at Christmas, they said there’ll be peace on earth. But instead it just kept on raining…” …yup, with you on that one, mate. We all picture snow at Christmas…or, at least, some nice frosty mornings. … 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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Snow and Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

After the “Beast from the East” last week, we wondered what this week would bring. The forecast suggested rain, and all the snow to go pretty quickly. Well, this was certainly true for the coast, where only drifts hidden in … Continue reading

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Beastly Weather – Muir of Dinnet NNR (and half of Scotland)

Well, it was a rather un-beastly start to the week, other than getting back to work after a nice week off down south wandering around the Somerset Levels. If you’re ever there in the winter, go and see the Ham … Continue reading

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Wet and Wonderful – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s World Wetlands Day today. Happens every year on 2nd February. So why celebrate wetlands? Well, they’re hugely important for wildlife….AND hugely useful for us, too. Yes, they are great places for wildlife, but they also help slow global warming … Continue reading

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Grey and Gold – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a mixed week on the reserve. We’ve had some beautiful mornings, but we’ve also has some horribly damp, cold, grey days. But you don’t take pictures of those, do you? And it’s definitely gotten warmer since last weekend. … Continue reading

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Spectacular Skies – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve had some spectacular skies this week. Even if you don’t like snow, the sky art they produce has been well worth seeing. I, personally, don’t object to snow (unless I’m driving in it) and I’ve been loving watching the … Continue reading

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The Turning Year – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’re not even half way through January but already you can feel the year turn. Oh, it’s still cold and dark and will be for some time, but you are already noticing the days start to lengthen. The birds feel … Continue reading

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Happy 2018 – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello and a very happy new year to you all. I hope 2018 is good to you. Is your life returning to normal after Christmas and new year? Mine is- back to work, don’t dare stand on the scales and no … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ice – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, we’re almost there, and there’s a good chance the year will have turned by the time you read this. Not date-wise, but the shortest day will be happening or over and it will actually be getting a few minutes … Continue reading

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