Tag Archives: nature

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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Slipping into Winter – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been an oddly mild week for mid- November. It’s been 15 degrees a couple of days and I’ve not needed a jacket while working. But it’s not been wall-to-wall sunshine, rather mixed rain showers and sun as the weather … Continue reading

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Shades of Grey – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Shades of Grey. No, not a dodgy book, but a fair description of the weather this week. It was Thursday until we saw the sun…or even the sky, for that matter…and that was just a brief glimmer in amongst the … Continue reading

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Frosty Finish – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a cold finish to October. We’ve had snow in October (albeit just a sprinkle) for the first time in many a year and a couple of hard frosts. Usually we don’t get such hard frosts until the trees are … Continue reading

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North and South – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks. Just back after a week’s holiday and straight into preparing for the Europarcs visit. Europarcs is, as the name suggests, and organisation of people working in protected areas – like NNRS or National Parks…across Europe. This year, the … Continue reading

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In Your Back garden – Guest Blog -Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week, we have a guest blog from Chair of the NE Biodiversity Partnership, Ewen Cameron, about wildlife in your back garden and what you can do to help it. Thanks Ewen. After another wonderful Summer of wildlife at Dinnet … Continue reading

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September Sun – Muir of Dinnet NNR

I really don’t think I can convince myself it’s summer anymore. The geese are on the move and there’s a distinct bite to the air in the mornings now. If you do want to pretend, you can tell yourself that … Continue reading

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