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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

Including our Evening Mammal Hide reports, seasonal updates and holiday trip reports.

 

Winter Changes

The animals are beginning to change in appearance as the nights grow darker and the weather colder. Both the Badgers and Pine Martens are...

Starry Nights

As the nights are beginning to draw in the forest floor has become carpeted with fallen curled orange leaves. The clan are beginning to...

Hungry Badgers

Throughout the Cairngorms, we have passed by the tipping point of summer and have begun our march towards Autumn with the signs of colder...

Macho Males

Within the clan, our two younger boars are steadily approaching full maturation as they head towards their second year. Although they...

Summer in Speyside

It has been a busy few months in Speyside; the spring quickly rolled into summer....

Nocturnal Neighbours

Our local wildlife is constantly coming into close contact with human settlements and at the hide we benefit from this close...

Precarious Pine Martens

At the Speyside Wildlife Hide, we have been enjoying the glorious summer evenings, a welcome respite from the harsh cold of winter. The...

Curious Cub

It has been a beautiful and peaceful time at the Speyside Wildlife Mammal Hide and a joy to watch the Badgers continue to nosy their way...

The King of Climbers

The Pine Martens have been showing off their skillful climbing abilities at the Speyside Wildlife Hide. With the increasingly later...

New Beginnings

A week of beautiful weather has had everyone in the Cairngorms breathing a sigh of relief after a particularly tricky cold and wet start...

New Arrival

We have had an exciting new arrival at the Speyside Wildlife Hide this month. A female Pine Marten with a perfectly placed brown spot in...

April in the Cairngorms

April showers of the white kind carpeted the Cairngorm National Park this April. We had all four seasons in one month and our wildlife...

The Inner Hebrides of Scotland

With its rugged coastline, remote islands, blue water and wildlife around every corner, the Coast of Scotland is a popular place to visit...

Sociable Sightings

Early Spring is a particularly busy time for the Badgers social life and an array of different social behaviors have emerged. The Badgers...

A Busy Hide as the Nights Lighten

This week has brought back the colder weather, delivering us ‘lambing snow’ and the Badgers have been making prompt appearances at the...

March in the Cairngorms

Although many of you have not had the chance to visit the area for obvious reasons, we hope these blogs keep you up to date and excited...

Secret Lives of Badgers – Hide Update

As we come to the end of March, spring is in the air, the evenings are getting much lighter and the wildlife continue to get more active...

Spring Signs at the Wildlife Hide

The wildlife around our wildlife hide has spring in their steps and activity levels are beginning to increase. As the last of the birds...

February in the Cairngorms

February in the Cairngorms has been a month of extreme lows and highs. We have had lows of -19c on the northern side of the National...