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

 

October in the Cairngorms

A month of rain, wind, sunshine and plenty of wildlife, Autumn has been in full swing this month in the Cairngorms National Park. After quite a dry season, the storms rolled in over October bringing plenty of rain to the area along with vibrant colours and fungi galore. With the arrival of heavy rain, our waterfalls were looking spectacular and small streams turned into torrents of peaty water coming from our mountain tops. Flooded stream and rain dropped leaf Common Puffball

October in the Cairngorms

Frosty Autumn morning (Kate M) 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 began to show and by mid-October the countryside was popping. The Silver Birch, Aspen, Bracken and Larch trees have been showing their vibrant colours for a