Tag Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Scale-Winged Wonders – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week’s guest blog comes from Helen Rowe and explores the winged wonders that are our native butterflies and moths. As well as being Aberdeenshire Council Countryside Ranger for the Marr area, Helen is a keen Lepidopterist (studies butterflies and … 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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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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A Preview of Winter – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week has certainly felt like a taster of the winter yet to come. It’s been cold, grey, wet, sunny and frosty. We’ve had rain every day, bar one, for a fortnight, and everything is soaking. The burn coming down … Continue reading

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Rain and Rainbows – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s the clocks changed and winter is on it’s way. I’m always in a minor sulk for a fortnight after the clocks change as it effectively wrecks and chance of evening outdoor time after work…the nights have officially drawn … Continue reading

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Golden Autumn Days – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious week to come back from a fortnight’s holiday! The trees haven’t half  turned in my absence and are probably at their best this week. But it won’t be long until they lose their leaves, so we’d strongly … Continue reading

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Geese and Gatherings – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s either been driech or sunny this week, with not much in between. Monday started grey  and with geese…grey geese, appropriately enough. We has a big passage of greylags, over the reserve, from west to east. We suspect these were … Continue reading

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September Sun & Showers – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, that’s us officially into autumn, now that September has arrived. And it’s felt like it too –  the frost light didn’t go off in the car all the way to work on Monday. The trees are looking a bit … Continue reading

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Snakes and Sunshine – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been a fairly warm and sunny week. make the best of it, though, that’s all supposed to change over the weekend, with cool north-westerlies and rain forecast. I wonder if any geese will arrive with the north wind from … Continue reading

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Early Autumn August – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week has marked a bit of a change in the weather. It’s felt…well, autumn-y. The heat and humidity has finally broken and the temperature has dropped. And, all of a sudden, there’s a sense of urgency in how the … Continue reading

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