Author Archives: David Pickett, Reserve Manager

The most important bog in Scottish History

Flanders Moss NNR A recent article in the Kippen Wee Vine community newsletter about an archaeological dig near the village shone a light on why Flanders Moss is probably the most important bog in Scottish history. Follow the link to … Continue reading

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From the sublime to the ridiculous

Flanders Moss NNR Working on Flanders can be a mixed bag, especially in winter and this was never more apparent thasn this week with a the work party with a group from the environmental consultants, RSK. Like a few enlightened … Continue reading

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On the bog with the data team

Fiona Hemsley-Flint of the PeatlandACTION team writes about a recent visit to Flanders Moss. And this team LOVES data! The Peatland Action (PA) data team decided to banish any January blues (and work off some of the Christmas cake) with … Continue reading

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Pucker Up

Flanders Moss NNR I had a nice surprise the other day on the western edge of Flanders. In the winter gloom and brown, desiccated vegetation a lone gorse bush was in flower. At this time of year a bunch of … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine's Day

Flanders Moss NNR This was the sight that I came across a few days back, far out on the Moss. Two smaller balloons tied with plastic ribbon to a larger one that had burst. Not a Valentine as it turns … Continue reading

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The small deer

Flanders Moss NNR You never quite know what you might see when you visit Flanders. And because of this it is always worth going slow and quiet when you leave the car park and head out on the path. This … Continue reading

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Time and nature

Flanders Moss NNR At the threshold of Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve are signs to welcome you. I can remember putting them in about 11 or 12 years ago. And as time goes on they are becoming ever more beautiful … Continue reading

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