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Amazing Aspens – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Welcome to an extra- special blog dedicated to the aspen tree. Why? Well, they’re in flower this year…and that’s REALLY unusual. The last time there was a major flowering of aspen in Scotland was in 1996, that’s (quick count on … Continue reading

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Marching Towards Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s still being like spring. But you know the old saying about March, “in like a lion, out like a lamb”…maybe it works in reverse too and the gentle start to the month might be followed by another Beast from … Continue reading

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Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been spring this week. OK, some of the nights have been cold but the temperature has been in double figures every day and the wildlife has responded accordingly. Lots of different species of bird are singing now, with robin, … Continue reading

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Spring Sneaking Closer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

The melt continues! Almost all of the snow has gone now but the compacted ice is still hanging on in a few shady places. It’s hanging on in the lochs too – that much ice takes a while to melt. … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Brrr! It’s been another cold week…though they probably laugh at us in North America, where it’s been frighteningly cold. The snow actually disappeared on Friday and Saturday last week, in a rapid melt, but all came back again overnight on … Continue reading

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New Year, New You? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

So, how many times in the last week have you seen this week’s title for the blog? And does it vaguely annoy you, too? I mean, what’s so wrong with the old me? Yes, I over-indulged over the festive break. … Continue reading

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New Moon – Muir of Dinnet NNR

“Turn your money” my folks say when there’s a crescent moon in the sky “and it’ll double itself”. I’m not sure where this comes from (and it’s never worked for me yet) but there was a lovely thin sliver of a crescent … Continue reading

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Winter Gold -Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a much better week this week. The rain has finally stopped and we’ve actually seen the sun a few days in a row! It was such a relief to start seeing bonny winter sunrises again. The clear weather … Continue reading

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Nasty November – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It seems like we’ve been getting a storm a week since the start of November. And it feels like we’re paying for all those dry days in the summer with all the wet ones this month. I think this is … Continue reading

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Grey from the East -Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve had an easterly airflow across Scotland this week. As a birder, I’d rather have had that a month ago, in migration season, but the weather seldom does what you want. Now we do have the easterlies they have brought unremittingly … Continue reading

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