Tag Archives: National Nature Reserve

Holiday Buzz – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s us into the second week of the school holidays and there’s a real buzz about the reserve, with loads of visitors going around. Our fun day, last Friday, was really busy and we had a super day with … Continue reading

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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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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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Scorchio! – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Phew! It’s been hot, hot, hot this week! A little too hot at times, truth be told, for a cold- adapted northern species like myself. The temperature made it up to 30 degrees and everything is looking quite dry and … Continue reading

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Summer and Autumn – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week it’s suddenly autumn. Now, don’t look at me like that….for at least some of our wildlife, the year has turned. This week has marked the first passage of waders southbound, failed breeders from the high Arctic. We’ve also seen … Continue reading

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Sweltering Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

That’s been 21 days without any rain now…and there’s none in the forecast unless we get a thundershower. We’re all getting really twitchy about the possibility of fires, especially as there was a small fire just off the reserve at … 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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Muddy Paths and Moth Hunting – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks and we hope you enjoyed your extra blog this week. Karen is our Reserve Assistant for the summer and she’ll be writing extra blogs….so hopefully you’ll be even more up-to-date with what’s happening at Dinnet! As you probably saw … Continue reading

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