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Autumn in Focus

Autumn is well and truly here. I have been out and about on the Reserve this week with various practical tasks. Being out and about has let me truly appreciate the current autumnal scenes at Loch Leven NNR, here are … Continue reading

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What goes up, must come down

Prior to working at Loch Leven NNR I was based across the Stirling NNRs – three different reserves spread across central Scotland. During my first week, we found a balloon. Fast forward to a year later, with the combined effort … Continue reading

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Return of the Whooper Swan

It’s fantastic to see and hear Whooper Swan on Loch Leven as they return back for the winter. They first arrived at Loch Leven on the 23rd of September, which is slightly later than the average (normally they arrive mid-September). … Continue reading

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Magical, mythical moths

Besides a very unique wee species that I became quite familiar with on Flanders Moss NNR, and the occasional characteristic day-flying species (we get plenty of moths that aren’t nocturnal!), moths weren’t something that was particularly on my radar. But … Continue reading

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The Pink-feet return!

It’s my favourite time of year! The Pink-footed Geese have arrived back from Iceland and Eastern Greenland. Every year in mid-September, the ‘Pinkies’ make their annual journey from their breeding grounds to spend the winter in the UK. Here at … Continue reading

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One team went to mow, went to mow a meadow…

As you might have seen from our social media pages, we’ve hit mowing season! We’ve had to be a bit sporadic with it lately, though, because while we can easily cut vegetation during wetter weather, the bailer has a tendancy … Continue reading

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Autumns approach

We are rapidly descending into Autumn, sorry summer lovers….on this date in 2019 I had my first flock of Pink-footed Geese flying high over Montrose. We will soon be graced by their presence in the next fortnight! Our resident population … Continue reading

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St Serfs – the quiet time

Now the gulls have left St Serfs falls quiet. But there is plenty of evidence that birds have been present. Birds-foot Trefoil grows through the trampled goose droppings There is plenty of gull and swan feathers on the island Greylag … Continue reading

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Em-poo-wering conversations?

I love summer. I love how the smell of sun cream transports me back to childhood holidays, the smell of a BBQ on an evening so light it lasts well into the early hours, and the smell of wildflowers blooming … Continue reading

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The battle of two seasons

As evidenced by the last Loch Leven blog I wrote here, I love everything the summer season brings. However, as it’s now August there’s already some mention of the A word around the office… And whilst I’m not ready to … Continue reading

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