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So Long, Loch Leven!

I’ll keep it short and simple – I’m leaving, and today is my last day. It’s all happening sooner than I’d like (isn’t that always the way?) but with contract endings in sight it was time to start thinking about … Continue reading

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Birds, Bats, Baa’s and Byes

On Monday both NatureScot and RSPB teams dispersed around the loch to carry out our final September WeBS, and boy is it busying up! Our duck numbers are looking solid, with 5000 teal, 2500 wigeon, 2300 tufted duck, 900 mallard, … 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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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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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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Magical meadows

It’s been an odd-jobs, bits and pieces kind of week here at Loch Leven NNR. Thanks to our volunteers, more balsam has been bashed, the entrance to the trail from Burleigh car park has been given a fresh makeover, and … Continue reading

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With great access rights, comes great responsibility

We have a few big topics to cover today, but first things first…To all those who saw our little April Fool’s on social media this morning, we can assure you that there have not in fact been any flamingos sighted … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces, and some beaches

It’s been an odd jobs, bits-and-pieces, week this week. The highlight of which is of course the commencing of the rebuild of the Mill Hide! Works began smoothly and we’re already seeing some good progress with it’s creation. Please note … Continue reading

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How to build a hibernaculum

If you build it, they will come. No, I’m not talking about a baseball pitch. But first for a bit of background… Our final volunteer day last year involved clearing a small section of the reserve of encroaching scrub and … Continue reading

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What’s going on at Burleigh?

If you were walking or cycling along the Burleigh meadow this week, you might have seen our staff and volunteers hard at work, bringing down groups of willow trees and broom scrub in the surrounding area. But hang on, chopping … Continue reading

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