Author Archives: Bethia Pearson

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Fencing? No, fencing!

Flanders Moss NNR Over the past few weeks we have been revisiting the same site for an ongoing fencing project. On the west side of Flanders is a lovely meadow that is home to a very rare plant – the … Continue reading

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Snow and a cotton grass glow

Flanders Moss NNR The weather has been bonkers this past week. Snow, in May? Even for Scotland, that’s impressive! But soon we will a different kind white blanket on Flanders – the cotton grass is beginning to transition from flower … Continue reading

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Herbivore Impact Assessments

Loch Lomond NNR Last week we were able to get our boat back on the water and visit a couple of the Loch Lomond islands that we manage to conduct a couple of key springtime tasks. The first being a … Continue reading

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Today is Earth Day!

Stirling NNRs Every year on April 22nd, the world gathers as a collective to celebrate our home, to acknowledge the fragility of our planet, and remember just how important it is for us to care for and protect it – … Continue reading

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The wetter the better!

Flanders Moss NNR If you’ve been taking your regular exercise around Flanders Moss this past winter, you will have noticed that wellies had become a bit of a must as the season drew on. Whether rain, snow or ice, the … Continue reading

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Wombles around Blawhorn

Blawhorn NNR A quick jaunt to Blawhorn last week for a once-over quickly turned into a more extensive litter pick around the car park track entrance. This area isn’t within the reserve boundary, but needs must – it’s not getting … Continue reading

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A buzz in the air

Flanders Moss NNR You may have noticed a recent change along the Flanders boardwalk – gone are the dragonfly life cycle posters, and in their place you can follow our shiny new Pollinator Trail! As much as we love dragonflies, … Continue reading

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Potholes and ponies

Flanders Moss NNR We spent two gloriously sunny days last week carrying out some long-awaited TLC on the entrance track to Flanders – filling in as many potholes as we could on a gravel budget of eight tonnes. We could … Continue reading

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National Frog Day!

Flanders Moss NNR Today is National Frog Day – and boy, have we had the month to celebrate it it! Two weeks ago we visited Flanders to see how things were generally doing. Turns out, we picked the best possible … Continue reading

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Pond pledges and recycling

Stirling NNRs Day to day, we often refer to our workspace as ‘the ranch’. But we (sadly) don’t actually fact work on a ranch. Not enough horses, and not a cowboy in sight. Instead, we are set up (in light … Continue reading

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