Tag Archives: spring

Migration Magic – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks, how are you getting on under lockdown? While there are some aspects of it I enjoy (having time to have hobbies, unlike normal), it has brought home to me that I am not cut out for a desk … Continue reading

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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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LBJs- Muir of Dinnet NNR

LBJs. Or ‘little brown jobs’ to birders. And it’s easy to think half our avifauna is comprised of these – brown things that go tweet in the bushes and all look the same. (Actually that’s warblers….more of them later in … Continue reading

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Going Viral – Muir of Dinnet NNR

No, not the staff, but the blog (I wish!). However, following government advice, I’m afraid our office, visitor centre and public toilets are closed until further notice. While most of us should be ok, unless we all starve to death … 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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The Year That Was – Muir of Dinnet NNR

So, that’s 2019 pretty much done with. How was it for you? I’m really lucky in that I do a job that involves getting to see stuff that I’m interested in –  I, like most other folk in this line … Continue reading

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Trees, Bees and Little Cuties – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’re finally getting some rain. And, my, hasn’t it just made things grow? The grass, sulking quietly in the drought, has suddenly shot up and all the trees are grateful for a drink. But, underneath it all, the ground is … Continue reading

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May Madness – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a week! We’ve gone from what felt like a tropical start to the week to snow on Friday. yes, snow. But that’s Scotland in springtime for you, can’t make up its mind about anything. I always feel a bit … Continue reading

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April Mists – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious Easter! Best I can remember and fortunately no-one set fire to the reserve- always a worry on a fine weekend when there’s a high fire risk. I wasn’t surprised when we had 53 children for our Easter … Continue reading

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