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Lifting Lockdown – Muir of Dinnet NNR

So, that’s the first full week back at work post-lockdown done, and it’s been a busy one. With having an outdoor site with, oooh, lots of miles of paths that haven’t been maintained  since March, we have one helluva lot … Continue reading

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Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Summer? What summer? No, that’s not a reflection on the weather, even though it’s blowing a northerly gale as I write this. It’s just that, for a great many creatures, there’s no such thing as ‘summer’ ….the year segues seamlessly … 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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Let it Snow – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, it’s snowed this week, And, boy, did it snow on Monday, for 12 hours solid. It’s been a long time since we had such a prolonged snow ‘shower’ and it dumped several inches of snow on the reserve. While … 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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Short Days – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This is the last week that the days keep getting shorter; after the weekend, the year will have turned. While I don’t like driving on the dark and icy roads, I quite like winter- it’s quieter and the clear winter … 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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