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Home for winter

Flanders Moss NNR If you saw a giant wader on migration at Flanders last week, don’t be alarmed. I dunno about you, but I can definitely feel the seasons changing. As I’m putting an extra jumper on, the migratory birds … Continue reading

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An ominous embrace

One of our seasonal wardens, Polly Philpott, tells us of an unusual encounter at Flanders… Flanders Moss NNR Recently we found this pair of spiked shield bugs (Picromerus bidens) locked in an amorous embrace at the side of the boardwalk … Continue reading

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Farewell to a loyal colleague

Stirling NNRs Well, this working week marks the last on the reserves for an outstanding member of our team – reliable, hard-working (mostly), always got time for people, full of energy and loves the bogs. He’s made heaps of friends … Continue reading

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21 mm of peat and not doing an Elvis

Stirling NNRs Usually I get to write this for someone else, but this time it is for me. I always said that I didn’t want to do an Elvis and die on the bog, so having started at Flanders Moss … Continue reading

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The helpfulness of a long-distance lorry driver and other people

Flanders Moss NNR One of the latest volunteer work parties was a double whammy, cutting the Flanders Moss wildflower meadow in the car park and the improving of the dragonfly pond by the boardwalk. Not only did our merry band … Continue reading

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Flanders Moss NNR, the next 40? – 7000 years a bog – 40 years an NNR

Flanders Moss NNR Flanders Moss recently celebrated its 40 year as a National Nature Reserve, though it has been around for 7000 years. With COP26 due to start shortly and a climate and biodiversity crisis ongoing this anniversary seemed to … Continue reading

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Setting foot on Flanders – 7000 years a bog – 40 years an NNR

Flanders Moss NNR Flanders Moss recently celebrated its 40th year as a National Nature Reserve, though it has been around for 7000 years. With COP26 due to start shortly and a climate and biodiversity crisis ongoing this anniversary seemed to … Continue reading

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Trees or no trees? – 7000 years a bog – 40 years an NNR

Flanders Moss NNR Flanders Moss recently celebrated its 40 year as a National Nature Reserve, though it has been around for 7000 years. With COP26 due to start shortly and a climate and biodiversity crisis ongoing this anniversary seemed to … Continue reading

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Raising water levels – 7000 years a bog – 40 years an NNR

Flanders Moss NNR Flanders Moss recently celebrated its 40th year as a National Nature Reserve, though it has been around for 7000 years. With COP26 due to start shortly and a climate and biodiversity crisis ongoing this anniversary seemed to … Continue reading

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Flanders Moss rewilded by water – 7000 years a bog, 40 years an NNR

Flanders Moss NNR Flanders Moss recently celebrated its 40 year as a National Nature Reserve, though it has been around for 7000 years. With COP26 due to start shortly and a climate and biodiversity crisis ongoing this anniversary seemed to … Continue reading

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