An Old Friend at the Wildlife Hide

The winter season has begun, with the clocks going back and dark evening ahead. Our evening wildlife hide continues to have visitors and the wildlife is still looking for food. The first of the low-lying snow also arrived this week. The large male and young female Pine Marten are still

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October in the Cairngorms

October has been a month of change. From the change in the seasonal weather, to the behaviours and movements of the wildlife in the national park. The overnight frosts play a part in shocking trees and shrubs to start their Autumn transformation. With the first frost in September the colours

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Wildlife Hide Antics

The last official week of the summer season, with the wildlife hide still being visited as the schools go on holiday. Quite a few windy nights made for some interesting and at times, nervous animals visiting. But cooler weather is starting to take hold in the Cairngorms, with the first

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Autumn at the Wildlife Hide

Autumn is in full swing, and the mammals at the wildlife hide have been very active. Autumn is a key time for all mammals to get as much food before the winter. Mammals like Hedgehogs hibernate to conserve energy, but mammals like Badgers and Pine Martens don’t, meaning they need

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Orca, british columbia

British Columbia 2019 with Roy Atkins and Julian Sykes

We set out into Johnstone Straight with high hopes that we might see Orca. The captain seemed pretty confident, but fog was making us slightly nervous. Fifteen minutes later, there they were!! Not just one or two but lots of them, as two families had come together to socialise and

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September in the Cairngorms

September saw a huge difference in weather patterns, with storms over America, in the Cairngorms we got a combination of warm days before the wind and rain arrived. With the calmer weather the first of the seasons frosty nights began, meaning that the environment and behaviours of animals has changed.

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Impatient Pine Marten at the Hide

The leaves are beginning to fall from the tees and bushes, making it easier to see any animals approaching the hide. This past week the mammals have been getting earlier at coming in, meaning we have moved the meet up time to try and avoid too much disturbance. One Pine

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Mice for Dinner at the Wildlife Hide

The nights are rapidly drawing in, the colours on the trees are turning and we have had some very mixed weather. The Wildlife Hide has been continuing to be busy as we now creep into Autumn after busy summer months. All the usual mammals have been showing well and keeping

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