Author Archives: David Pickett, Reserve Manager

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as yesterday was Christmas tree cutting day on Flanders Moss. This is actually an attractively marketed work party where SNH staff go out onto the moss to cut invading Scots pine seedlings … Continue reading

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10 years a tower

Flanders Moss NNR It is almost 10 years to the day that the Flanders Moss viewing tower was opened to the public. In many ways it has transformed Flanders and the way people see it by changing visitors’ perspective from … Continue reading

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Thanks to Amee

Stirling NNRs Well, that is it for the time being; Amee has finished in her temporary post as the Reserve Manager for 2 bogs, a swamp and some islands. We are very sad to see her go back to Southern … Continue reading

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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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