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Plastic on our NNRs #1

Since the release of Blue Planet 2, we have all become more aware of plastic in our lives. More than ever before we are thinking about how we use plastic on a daily basis, how it enters our marine and … Continue reading

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Planning for pollinators

Come late spring our wildflower meadows at Flanders and Blawhorn Moss burst into life and fill the reserve entrances with colour. Besides being incredibly beautiful, these meadows offer crucially important habitat for insects, birds and small animals. Worryingly, since the … Continue reading

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Why do we survey geese?

Over the winter months we carry out monthly goose counts at Loch Lomond national nature reserve. Hundreds of geese spend the winter at this wetland site, roosting on the water overnight and flying out to the fields to feed during … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas from the NNR Team!

We hope everyone has a lovely and restful time over the festive period, whether you are celebrating Christmas or not. And why not escape the craziness and take a wander down to Flanders Moss NNR? The reserve and the surrounding … Continue reading

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The History of Labrador Tea on Flanders

Flanders Moss is home to many of the plants and sphagnum mosses that you would expect to find on a Scottish bog such as cotton-grass, bog asphodel and cranberry. However the moss is also famous as a site of the … Continue reading

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‘Ditch’-ing the office for a morning at Blawhorn

On Tuesday Amee, Peter and myself went out to Blawhorn Moss to have a look at the drainage ditches on the north side of the bog. It was great to get out as I haven’t spent much time on the … Continue reading

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Frosty Flanders

Our toes were just a wee bit chilly last week when we went out to Flanders with the volunteers. The temperature didn’t reach above 2 °C all day – winter has come! The overnight frost left us with the most … Continue reading

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