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About @jeremysquire

Naturalist living in Kinross-shire originally from Gloucestershire. Twitter @Jeremysquire

24 hours on the Isle of May

Alan and I were covering for our NNR colleagues on the Isle of May over the weekend. A willow warbler admires the interpretation on the Isle of May NNR. We were welcomed by rafts of Puffins on the water when we arrived. … Continue reading

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Spring

  There’s still snow on the hills but this week we’ve seen the first positive shift away from the cold weather here at Loch Leven NNR. The Blue Tits have been collecting cobwebs. Our shed seems to be a decent … Continue reading

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Bored of writing about snow now

They say snow laying on the ground is simply waiting for the next lot to arrive. There were still pockets of snow at the start of the week on the surrounding hills but sure enough of the year has passed to … Continue reading

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Meet Amee….

Loch Leven, NNR Over the next 6months Amee Hood, a former Reserve Officer for Stirling NNRs (2 Bogs, a swamp and some islands) has taken up her new role to be the new Seasonal Reserve Officer for Loch Leven, NNR. I … Continue reading

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Beast from the east part 2 and a Puffin

Have we seen the end of the winter at Loch Leven NNR? Beast from the east part 2 delivered less snow but still plenty of interest at Loch Leven. The ice sculptures were quite impressive along the west shoreline. If you look … Continue reading

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Loch Leven nominated for prestigious award

Loch Leven nominated for prestigious award   Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and its partners have been nominated for a prestigious Natura 2000 award for work benefitting Loch Leven, its visitors, and the local community. The loch is one of four … Continue reading

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The Beast from the East

The Loch Leven NNR landscape was dramatically changed by the Beast from the East. It was hard to measure how much snow we had at Loch Leven last week. It was piled high along the road sides, against buildings and in … Continue reading

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Trout in the Classroom 2018

The highlight of the last week at Loch Leven was delivering the second part of our Growing up With Loch Leven Trout in the Classroom Project with three local schools. This year Kinross, Cleish and Portmoak primary schools are participating, … Continue reading

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Loch Leven trail closure 12/03/2018

Temporary closure of part of Loch Leven Heritage Trail – Marys Knowe. Scottish Natural Heritage will be temporarily closing part of the Loch Leven Heritage Trail for up to 5 days the week beginning Monday 12 March 2018. Every effort … Continue reading

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Catching up

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. A combination of using the Softrak, snow, lack of computers and me being away has slowed down the release of content through the blog. Spring was coming on quite nicely. The Mute Swans and Herons … Continue reading

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