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Don’t let your Mondays (week) get bogged down!

Loch Lomond, NNR For all you car commuters, I’m sure you can all relate to the experience of huffing and puffing in the icy mornings and having to factor getting up 10- 15 minutes early to defrost the car. This … Continue reading

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The last boat ride of 2019

Loch Lomond, NNR Since Stephen’s return back to the NNRs, the boat has been well used this summer in tackling INNS (Invasive non-native species) hosting many thrilling volunteer events. But the boat is not only used to facilitate volunteer events … Continue reading

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Bog Jellydisc

Flanders Moss, NNR A couple of weeks ago my eyes were captured to this funny looking object when taking a stroll around the board walk. At first I wasn’t intending to get too close and picked up a stick to … Continue reading

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Some sort of Amphibian

Blawhorn Moss, NNR Normally out on the moss we come across pellets or feathers and very rarely do we come across a skeleton. Heading out onto the moss to check for another job which will be added to the list … Continue reading

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People, Peat and Poetry Project – The overview – 10 year anniversary

The overview – a must watch movie! It’s ten years on from the People, Peat and Poetry project whose main aim was finding ways to connect Flanders Moss to people. Adding the human history to the natural history. If we … Continue reading

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People, Peat and Poetry Project – Port of Menteith Primary School – 10 year anniversary

Port of Menteith Primary School Valuing the outdoors and incorporating it into education in schools for young people is such a valuable tool. Outdoor education can be an relaxed approach in learning and engaging with a young audience. Factoring nature … Continue reading

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People, Peat and Poetry Project – Flanders Moss Writers group Part 2 -10 year anniversary

The Wheatear’s Moss – Cara Ruth Woodhouse Fraser A footstep muffled, echoes slightly, Silence answers only. A word is whispered, Water stirs, a skater moves, so slightly A splash sounds, stillness is broken, and the sound is soft yet brutal. … Continue reading

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People, Peat and Poetry Project – Flanders Moss Writers group -10 year anniversary

Flanders Moss Writers’ Group Flanders Moss – Linna Monteath From the grey of everyday the argent and sable moth heralds a path of black and white among silver birch bark and fine black sedge crested lark heads of white climbing … Continue reading

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People, Peat and Poetry Project – Thornhill & Kincardine of Menteith Primary School – 10 year anniversary

Thornhill & Kincardine of Mentetih Primary School Written by the children with the help of Louie, who produced this very creative film using cotton grass to create a Caterpillar. Hopefully you have not missed our first blog in explaining why … Continue reading

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People, Peat and Poetry Project – McLaren High School 10 year anniversary

McLaren High School We suggest you watch this video several times, listen to the song lyrics, compare how the vegetation on the moss was then and go back to our most recent blogs of how Flanders Moss is now…. 10 … Continue reading

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