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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Moths and Much Strimming!

The busy season is in full swing now. We’ll be full-on now until around mid- September, when it goes back to being merely busy, as opposed to totally mental! Everything is growing and we have lots of visitors – it’s summer and  … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet – A Soggy Start

Flaming June? Aye, right. I’m driving to work and suddenly there’s a warning light on the dash. Agh! The car’s broken! Oh, hang on, no. It’s just the frost light come on. In June. It’s been a helluva cold, soggy … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – May Away!

Have just written the date down and, blimey, it’s June already. Where is the year going? It’s been as dry a year as I can remember, with only 21mm of rain locally. We’ve had lots of lovely days, with hot … Continue reading

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September Sun

It’s been another cracking week on the reserve. It’s 21 degrees Centigrade as I write this…and it’s going to be written quickly so we can go outside and get some sun! We’ve not had a great deal of rain for nearly … Continue reading

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Grebes and Gathering Swallows

Autumn is sneaking up on us in a series of warm days and misty mornings.  It still feels like summer through most of the day- warm (over 20 degrees most days) and sunny. It’s been the sort of weather for … Continue reading

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The May…and Mid-August

I’ve had the privilege of being on not one but three of our NNR’s this week. Ok, one of those days was a day trip to the Isle of May…but, if you’ve never been, go, it’s fantastic! I’ll admit, I’ve … Continue reading

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There’s a Tree on the Toilets…

….and other stories from Muir of Dinnet NNR! We were away for a week “down south” at a family wedding (congrats, Katie and Nigel) and came back to find a note from the cleaner “Hi, welcome back. Hope you had … Continue reading

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Strimming and Swallow Chicks

Phew! What a busy week! We’ve haven’t stopped, what with events, visitors and everything growing furiously. It’s hard to know where to start, so let’s start with a (hopefully) good news story. Early last week, we’d spotted, on a damp … Continue reading

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Heat and Heavy rain

We’ve had it all this week – scorching sun, torrential rain, really nice visitors who love the countryside and complete numpties who leave all their rubbish behind them. Yup, that’s the summer holidays for you! Our not-very-nice introduction to the … Continue reading

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Fun Days and Wet Days

Sooooo…in the bible, when it rained for 40 days, they called it “The Flood”. Here, in Scotland, we call it “The Summer”….it’s been days (weeks?) since we’ve not had at least some rain every day. The Met Office agrees – … Continue reading

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