Tag Archives: Loch Leven

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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Why lay a hedge?

As shown in last Friday’s blog, we laid the hedge that runs along the side of the path by Mary’s Gate. I left you with the sight of our finished product; a neat and tidy, laid hedge. But, I had … Continue reading

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From Noss to Loch Leven – Autumn migration in action!

After 6 months up north in Shetland, on the truly awesome Isle of Noss, I’m now back in the fold at Loch Leven, re-acquainting myself with the locals, and welcoming some fellow migrants back to the reserve on their respective … Continue reading

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Trout in the Classroom

So today was an exciting day for me and the children of three local primary schools. They took a delivery of some very special eggs to look after for the next 4 weeks.     Not only is Loch Leven … Continue reading

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Tufty the Tufted Duck update

You may remember last year a blog post informing you that Tufty would be receiving a ‘make-over’?  Our volunteer artist Amanda has been in touch with her latest developments toward the completion of a kids’ story depicting a year in … Continue reading

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Glossy Ibis – First record for Loch Leven!

A mega rarity stopped in at Loch Leven yesterday.  I couldn’t quite believe my eyes, so I was both relieved and delighted when this morning we were treated to a close range fly-by of a Glossy Ibis! Having spoken to … Continue reading

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Great Northern Diver makes another appearance

The Great Northern Diver that was seen from Burleigh Sands for a couple of weeks before Christmas had bird-watchers scrambling for a look at Loch Leven.  We were lucky enough to find another (or the same?) bird last week, this … Continue reading

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Loch Leven NNR 50th Anniversary Facts of the Month #1

As we reach the end of the first month of our 50th year as a National Nature Reserve, it’s time to introduce our celebratory Facts of the Month series. Perthshire Advertiser – 18 January 1964 The agreement to designate Loch … Continue reading

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Loch Leven volunteers get a change of scenery

This week staff and volunteers have been over at Flander’s Moss NNR assisting our colleague Iain, who some of you may remember from his time working at Loch Leven NNR back in 2010. Everybody needs a change of scenery once … Continue reading

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Early press coverage of our 50th anniversary

It was brought to our attention this week that Wednesday’s Points of View section of the Courier featured the first public mention of the designation of Loch Leven as a National Nature Reserve ‘on this day’ back in 1964. Courier … Continue reading

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