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Snow and Swans- Muir of Dinnet NNR

I think I’m going to call this week officially winter. We had our first snow lying on the reserve, albeit above 1000 feet…though nothing to lower levels yet. It was trying to snow lower down on Monday but it never really … Continue reading

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Sun, Showers and Snow

Typical Scotland, typical February. Fourteen degrees and sunny on Monday, very pleasant and spring-like….and then minus two and 4 inches of snow by Friday. It was really warm at the start of the week and the adders were out enjoying … Continue reading

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Frosty Days and Fencing Wire

Hello and apologies for the lack of blog last week. Life gets in the way, sometimes, and so does a ton of fencing wire! That’s how much we took to the tip on Friday, finally getting rid of the huge … Continue reading

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New Year, New Storms

Hello and a happy new year to you! This is the first blog for a while, a combination of Christmas holidays and flu had put us out of commission for a while. But the reserve’s still here and still a … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer

Welcome to the shortest day of the year. It’s the winter solstice today and the year turns after tonight, with the sun gradually starting its long climb back to 21st June. To be honest, I don’t mind the dark days … Continue reading

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Warm and Cold Winter Days -Muir of Dinnet NNR

It has been a week of contrasting temperatures this week. In fact, that’s putting it mildly – the thermometer has practically been bouncing all over the place. It started cold and frosty, with yet more wonderful sunrises.  Yet again, thick … Continue reading

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Frostfest – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been cold this week. Very cold – minus 10 on Sunday-into-Monday night. But oh so very beautiful in the frost.  It’s been a few years since we’ve had such a prolonged cold spell and this has made for bejewelled … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming – Muir of Dinnet NNR

There seem to be a lot of unhappy and bewildered people on the reserve this week. We’d like to think it’s not our fault though, more, shall we say, election–related. Events in the wider world are making people uncertain – so … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a reserve assistant..

My name is Simon Ritchie, and I am on a 12 month placement with Scottish Natural Heritage. I work as a Reserve Assistant on all 3 Grampian National Nature Reserves:  St Cyrus, Forvie and Muir of Dinnet.     I split my time up … Continue reading

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Snow and Spring Snowdrops

It’s been another mixed week on the reserve. One morning, you’re inching your way along, trying not to slip off the road in the snow, the next it is 10 degrees warmer and you’re cruising along just fine. The mornings … Continue reading

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