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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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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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Tinder Dry Days- Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a glorious week it’s been! With the exception of Tuesday, when it was cold enough to need gloves, it’s been a warm, dry and sunny week. We’ve really been enjoying the fine weather… but, as land managers, we’re getting a bit twitchy … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Officially Autumn

September’s here. The golden, changing month when summer slides into autumn, when the first frosts nip the air and when the wild geese arrive on rushing wings from the north. In myth, it was the month of Hermes, god of going, … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Showers and Sunshine

What a mixed week we’ve had. The weather has been terribly unsettled, with sun, rain wind all competing for our attention. It’s making the grass grow- but it’s never dry to cut it! And the winds are knocking the first … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR -Flocks and Fungi

Now that August is half done and the schools are –finally- going back next week, I think we have to admit it’s getting into autumn now. In the past couple of weeks, the trees have really started to look tired … Continue reading

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