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Butterflies and Beasties – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been yet another cracking week on the reserve. Yes, we’ve had some rain….enough to make the grass grow, certainly… but plenty of sunshine too. There have been loads of butterflies around and, after the scotch arguses, the peacocks have … Continue reading

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Autumnal August – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been another warm week on the reserve…but the weather does seem to be changing. I’m sure the glorious summer has been nice if you don’t have to work in it, but it has been heat hell while working…especially if … Continue reading

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Sizzling Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been yet another scorching week on the reserve. Rain is  still in short supply …but visitors aren’t! It’s shaping up to be our busiest month EVER…if we have more than another 150  visitors by the end of the month, … Continue reading

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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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Sun-baked Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well. We’ve had about three hours of rain since the last blog , making that about three hours of rain since early May. It’s really getting to the point when you’re starting to think “drought” rather than just “dry”. The … 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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