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The Book in a Box on the Bog

Flanders Moss NNR Approximately 8000 people visit Flanders Moss every year, from dog walkers and regular locals to international tourists and wetlands enthusiasts. We love hearing from all of our visitors about what brings them venturing out to the bog … 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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U3A Natural History Group

Flanders Moss NNR The Tweeddale U3A (University of the Third Age) Natural History Group came to Flanders Moss last week to learn about the peat bog and it’s wider natural history. Through this guided walk they were able to discover … 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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No smoke on the water

Loch Lomond NNR A whole day of road and water travel, with zero carbon emissions? Surely not, I hear you say. As part of NatureScot’s commitment towards achieving Net Zero emissions by 2035, electric vehicles are beginning to form the … Continue reading

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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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Celebrating soil

Flanders Moss NNR It may not seem obvious, but that brown stuff that lies below our feet is not only incredibly important but it is also very vulnerable to environmental changes. Soil is often forgotten about, but it’s beginning to … Continue reading

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Plant identification reminds us of the diversity of life on the small scale: a training day on the bog

Flanders Moss NNR – Our bog is thriving with visitors! Please welcome our guest blogger – Liz Ferrell, Peatland Works Supervisor, Forestry and Land Scotland. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) staff might have picked the hottest day of the year … Continue reading

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Speed bonnie boat

Loch Lomond NNR Actually to be clear there was no actual speeding! Following on from Ellie’s last blog about Himalyan Balsam bashing landside at Loch Lomond NNR this last week, I wanted to share our experiences of the reserve from … Continue reading

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Now for some real content

Loch Lomond NNR This is a real blog! Apologies to those who received some unusual ‘test’ email notifications yesterday morning. I have a brief success story to share. This week, our volunteer, David, and I went for a Himalayan Balsam-bash … Continue reading

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