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Rewilding NatureScot collegues

Blawhorn Moss NNR There is a saying (in our team anyway) that “before you judge a nature reserve you should walk a mile in its wellies”. There is only so much you can glean from screen and paper and to … Continue reading

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From staring at fence posts to staring at the ground

Flanders Moss NNR You might recall us peering at crusty old fenceposts in search of the Rannoch Brindled Beauty (Lycia lapponaria) moths back in April as part of our ongoing research into the species and it’s habitat preferences. Well, for … Continue reading

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Secret heroes

Stirling NNRs You will have seen a few rants over the years about the dumping of rubbish and litter across the Stirling NNRs. But this post is actually about the other side of the story. It seems that we have … Continue reading

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A sublime emerald experience

Flanders Moss NNR David McCulloch, photographer, Flanders Moss dragonfly counter and one of our fantastic volunteers, tells about how he finally caught up, after a lot of searching, with our rarest of dragonflies on Flanders: Can you restore a damaged … Continue reading

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Bog butterflies – Large Heath

Flanders Moss NNR Large Heath (Coenonympha tullia) Another of our fantastic flutters on Flanders is the Large Heath. We’ve been seeing these in really high numbers out in the middle of the moss over the last few weeks, but they … Continue reading

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Going up river for an unproductive day

Loch Lomond NNR Last week we spent another day at loch Lomond on the boat. We felt very different from the blizzard of gin palaces, speed boats and jet skis that were churning around the loch as we had a … Continue reading

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Flanders Moss on the radio

Flanders Moss NNR Last week we were delighted to welcome Mark Stephen from the BBC Scotland radio programme Out of Doors. Mark and his co-presenter and partner in crime Euan McIlwraith have visited Flanders a few times before and their … Continue reading

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The best thing about bogs

Blawhorn Moss NNR and Flanders Moss NNR On International bog day it is worth thinking about just why bogs are special and why so many people visit to enjoy our 2 peatlands. Well it might be the amazing wildlife you … Continue reading

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Counting dragons and damsels at Flanders Moss NNR – David McCulloch

Flanders Moss NNR We are very lucky to have David McCulloch, one of our volunteers, monitoring dragonflies at Flanders Moss NNR. Working with the British Dragonfly Society (see here) David set up a transect around the boardwalk at Flanders Moss. … Continue reading

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Northern emeralds are going for it at Flanders

Flanders Moss NNR. Its dragonfly week (more info here) so a perfect time to mark that Flanders Moss NNR, a BDS dragonfly hotspot, is getting better for dragonflies. A walk around the boardwalk gives a great chance to see a … Continue reading

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