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Caroline’s back!

Flanders Moss NNR Caroline the giant wicker curlew is back from her winter hibernation and is looking as beautiful as ever with a few additional fresh green willow highlights. She was created by the kids of Wallace High School and … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carrion

Keeping up our moth obsession, the NNR team have been continuing with our Monday morning moth trapping. The trap remains an endless source of excitement and intrigue and this weeks haul did not disappoint! Along with some gorgeous wee moths, … Continue reading

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Island treasures

Loch Lomond NNR Though not the most accessible of our NNRs, the islands on Loch Lomond are definitely one of the wildest places on our reserves. These rarely-visited islands offer stunning views across the loch that few people without their … Continue reading

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Monitoring the moss

Flanders Moss NNR Flanders Moss is one of the wettest bogs around thanks to the successful restoration of much of the damaged peatland. However, there are still parts of the moss that are considered to be degraded bog habitat as … Continue reading

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Our volunteers are back!

Now we’re able to get back to work on the three NNRs, we’re starting to tick off the list of maintenance and habitat management jobs that were steadily building up during lockdown. We are absolutely delighted to have the help … Continue reading

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Who said moths can’t be cute?

Flanders Moss NNR You might have noticed a distinct mothy theme to the blog recently as the NNR team have become slightly moth obsessed. We’ve been moth trapping on Flanders Moss to monitor the assemblage of rare moth species there … Continue reading

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Early birds

Loch Lomond NNR Outdoor work has been on hold for the past few months which means we have missed out on some of the seasonal monitoring we would usually carry out in summer. Normally we would have surveyed the breeding … Continue reading

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Fab fritillaries!

Flanders Moss NNR At this time of year the grassland meadow at Ballangrew, on the west side of Flanders Moss, is brightening up – becoming dotted with a variety of flowering plants. Some of these are bog specialists, adapted to … Continue reading

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Solving plant mysteries

Loch Lomond NNR Every day is a school day during this student placement. Each time we’re out on the reserves I notice something new I haven’t seen before, resulting in frequent pit stops to ask: “what’s that plant?.. oooh what’s … Continue reading

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Shake, rattle and roll

Flanders Moss NNR Often nature provides the perfect solution to a conservation problem (after all it did a pretty good job at regulating itself before humans came along). One such solution is yellow rattle, otherwise known as the “meadow maker”, … Continue reading

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