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Sundew – Drosera rotundifolia

Flanders Moss NNR Our blog editor, Jane Petrie, writes about what she has been seeing close-up from the Flanders boardwalk: When out on the boardwalk at Flanders it’s easy to gaze about and be entranced by so much that’s going … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the signs of spring….

Stirling NNRs Jane Petrie, our blog editor, like most of us has been turning her thoughts to spring: Ellen’s article about adders got me thinking about the signs of spring that I look out for around Flanders Moss and on … Continue reading

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A chance to gaze at the hills and the skies….

‘I lift mine eyes to the hills…’ as the old hymn goes, and this always puts me in mind of the wonderful views of the skies and the mountains around Flanders. Wherever you are on the carse of Stirling, you’ll … Continue reading

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A flick through the photo album……

Recently I was asked to add some images to a post from our media library. This gave me a chance to delve into our image bank. Over the lifespan of this blog the NNR team have amassed a collection of … Continue reading

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Glorious sunshine on Flanders – 2nd October

We have had the joy of some glorious sunny weather here – golden sunshine, a wee frosty nip in the air, a light breeze and a brilliant blue sky. The sort of day that makes your heart sing and perhaps … Continue reading

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Footprints of history on the bog.

Flanders Moss NNR Jane Petrie, our blog editor writes: It’s oft been noted that a map is as good as a book if you’re wanting a read and it’s something I found to be true recently while pouring over some maps … Continue reading

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Horsehoof fungus – Fomes formentarius

Flanders Moss NNR Jane Petrie, our blog editor, has been looking closely at one of the fungi that can be seen at Flanders Moss: We are just past the shortest day of the year, when we all naturally crave the … Continue reading

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Bog myrtle – Myrica gale

Our blog editor, Jane Petrie, writes about one of our special bog plants: Like so many of our wonderful bog plants, myrtle, also known as ‘Sweet Gale’ has properties which meant it was valued and used by our distant ancestors for all sorts of purposes from … Continue reading

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The islands of Loch Lomond – what their Gaelic names reveal

Loch Lomond NNR Jane Petrie, the blog editor writes: We were fascinated to read Roddy MacLean’s excellent article on the Gaelic origins of the names of the islands on Loch Lomond in https://scotlandsnature.blog/ This is a condensed version but the … Continue reading

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Damsel in distress

Flanders Moss NNR Jane Petrie, our blog editor, took a walk at Flanders recently: A bright sunny day is not to be missed, especially when we’ve had as dark and cold a spring as this year.  So, still trying to … Continue reading

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