Author Archives: emmastevensveitch

A chilly hen harrier count

Flanders Moss NNR Over winter we carry out regular hen harrier bird counts which feed into the RSPB’s National Winter Roost Survey. As many of you will know hen harriers are one of the UK’s most threatened and persecuted birds … Continue reading

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Going batty at Blawhorn

Blawhorn Moss NNR A guest blog from the Oatridge Rangers & Countryside Stewards (ORCS), Chris Crawford and Emma Stevens-Veitch Emma – Last summer, my ORCS colleague, Chris Crawford and I were excited to lead on a project to discover if … Continue reading

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Winding down to Christmas

As we come towards the end of our last working week of the year and get ready for Christmas it’s a time to look back and today we’ve been talking in the team about our highlights from the year gone … Continue reading

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Birthday on the bog

Flanders Moss NNR I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday than to be at Flanders Moss on a day like today with a piece of Steve’s famous Yorkshire Parkin cake. The sun was shining and after … Continue reading

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Winter is here

Flanders Moss NNR Well it’s safe to say winter has well and truly arrived. We had a very frosty day today out on Flanders Moss. The sun did appear but it didn’t warm up much. Ellie and I joined two … Continue reading

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Sweet Caroline

Flanders Moss NNR All our regulars will be familiar with the sight of Caroline the curlew at Flanders Moss NNR.  And for those of you who are new to the blog or Flanders Moss, Caroline is a beautiful willow sculpture … Continue reading

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Sphagnum – beautiful, mysterious and very soggy

Flanders Moss NNR Robyn and I were asked today, during a tour of Flanders Moss NNR with a group of SRUC’s MSc students, how do we decide what to blog about?  Where does our inspiration come from?  Do we get … Continue reading

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Autumn is here and so are the fungi

The transition to autumn is a lovely time to be out on the Stirling NNRs with the bogs, woodlands and river and loch sides transforming daily.  Going about our day to day visits we are treated to an explosion of … Continue reading

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Seasons change

Flanders Moss NNR We hope you can join us at our next event celebrating the changing of the seasons throughout the year at Flanders Moss NNR. Details below:

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Dragonfly delight

Last weekend saw us host our Dragonfly Discovery Days at Flanders Moss and Blawhorn Moss reserves.  It was a pleasure to meet so many curious people of all ages keen to learn about dragonflies and damselflies.  Even though the weather … Continue reading

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