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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- The Season of Plenty

Now we’re well into August, we have to start thinking about autumn rather than summer. I’m sure some of you must have noticed how cool and dewy the mornings are getting and they just feel….well, autumn-y. But autumn is a time … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Sunny Days and Moth-y Nights

What a cracking start we had to the week. Four nice days in a row- must be summer. In fact, in Scotland, that could have been summer -but we’ll keep our fingers crossed for a bit more sunshine still to … Continue reading

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The Dreaming Fields of Morning

The weather has been a bit more mixed this week- weren’t Tuesday and Wednesday wet?- but on the fine days, the mornings have been so beautiful as to seem magical. The whole world seems still, silent and dreaming under a … Continue reading

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Goodbye August

Well, the damp summer continues. The rain on Sunday into Monday washed out several parts of the Vat trail. I wish we’d taken before and after photos but we just piled in and fixed it! The trail isn’t quite as … Continue reading

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Midsummer Greys

Midsummer? Hasn’t felt like it this week, although it has been getting warmer and wet, as opposed to cold and wet. But, regardless of the weather, the birds are still breeding and the year is moving on. This pair of … Continue reading

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New life on the Reserve

Most new life on the reserve happens in the spring; it’s the time you think of young animals and birds, and all the plants coming into flower. But some animals will give birth at the back end of the year. There … Continue reading

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A Wet, Windy Week

Firstly, a big thank you to Jeremy for looking after the reserve when I was on leave last week – it’s just typical that the one week you’re off, you get record-breaking rainfall and trees down! Thanks Jeremy, for clearing up after … Continue reading

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Summer Days

“From the bonny bells of heather They brewed a drink long-syne, Was sweeter far then honey, Was stronger far than wine…” Thus starts the famous poem “Heather Ale” by RL Stevenson….and this would have been the start of the brewing … Continue reading

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Green and Growing

It’s been another busy week on the reserve; lots of visitors, lots of wildlife and the grass is growing like the blazes! Much as I hate to admit it, the paths are going to need cut soon, and then every … Continue reading

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