Author Archives: David Pickett, Reserve Manager

From wet stuff to dry

As part of a seasonal job migration I am heading away from the 2 bogs, a swamp and some islands to spend the next 6 months working at Forvie NNR, north of Aberdeen. This is a fabulous nature site of … Continue reading

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A rubbish tale

Loch Lomond NNR Please don’t toss your rubbish away but take it home and dispose of it responsibly. Tossers are not welcome on the reserve. Spring is a good time to clear up all of the accumulated litter on the … Continue reading

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Weaving a willow curlew

Flanders Moss NNR Yesterday’s blog post was about the Dawn Chorus project where S3 Wallace High pupils have been exploring the dawn chorus at Flanders Moss. One of the special birds that we have at Flanders Moss is the curlew. … Continue reading

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Tune in, get out – for the dawn chorus

Flanders Moss NNR A fantastic project is growing at Flanders Moss at the moment. Over the last couple of weeks, S3 art and music pupils from Wallace High in Stirling have been tuning in and getting out at Flanders. The … Continue reading

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Defeating the invaders

Loch Lomond NNR As it is Invasive Non-Native week it is worth reflecting on all of the hard work by staff and volunteers is trying to defeat the invaders at Loch Lomond NNR. Tackling invasive non-natives across a large site … Continue reading

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Suffer the little plants

Loch Lomond NNR Stephen Longster, Reserves Officer writes about why Invasive Non-Native plant species (INNS) can be a problem at Loch Lomond and which of our┬ávaluable native┬áspecies, often the tiny ones, can suffer as a result: Loch Lomond NNR has … Continue reading

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Natural birch control

Flanders Moss NNR On the NNRs we are always looking for innovative and new techniques to manage the habitats. At Flanders we have been developing a new way of dealing with the birch scrub that is invading the drier bits … Continue reading

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