Tag Archives: National Nature Reserve

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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Royalty Amongst Birds – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Gulls are royalty amongst birds. Discuss. Well, I suspect most folk would disagree – aren’t gulls just the things that crap on your car, nick your chips, dive bomb you in the town and terrify the kids into dropping their … Continue reading

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Snakes and Sea Eagles – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello out there. Hope you are all well, being able to find stuff in the supermarket (it was really bare this morning) and enjoying the oncoming spring. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind having to self-isolate for a week too … Continue reading

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Adding up to Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s spring! We’ve finally had the first adders of the year on Monday this week. Thanks to the heavy snow last week and the stormy conditions this year, the adders have been late in waking up. I can’t remember the … Continue reading

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Let it Snow – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, it’s snowed this week, And, boy, did it snow on Monday, for 12 hours solid. It’s been a long time since we had such a prolonged snow ‘shower’ and it dumped several inches of snow on the reserve. While … Continue reading

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Strimming for Terns and a Cuddly Killer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It has been another wind-battered week, with Dennis following in Ceira’s footsteps and lashing the reserve. Fortunately, not too much damage…I think any trees that were going to blow over or break have already done so, with all the wind … Continue reading

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Snow, Sun and Storms – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a fairly productive time on the reserve, in spite of the best efforts of the weather. Last week, we had Cairngorms National Park Volunteer rangers Leo and Keira out, helping with clearing pools for northern damselfly. Left to … Continue reading

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Spring, Seeds and Sunrises – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a lovely week on the reserve, but strange to think that only a week ago, we were admiring the trees in all their snowy glory. Even stranger was the appearance of the first butterfly of the year on … Continue reading

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Wet and Wonderful – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s the World Wetlands Day today …. and the Year of Coasts and Waters … so we’re going to celebrate our wonderful wetlands here at Dinnet with a series of blogs about the lochs and other wet places on the … Continue reading

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