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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

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

 

Things Are Heating Up

A lot has happened these past two weeks at our Evening Mammal Hide in the Cairngorms. The Badgers are still coming in daily, feeding,...

February in the Cairngorms

Snow flurries and more windstorms have made February quieter in terms of guiding. The winter wildlife has been enjoying some of the...

Badgers Up To Their Old Tricks

It’s been quite an exciting week at our Evening Mammal Hide in the Cairngorms, with the Badgers coming in every night. They’ve been up to...

Badgers in the Snow

“I’m Harris, I have recently started with Speyside Wildlife as the new guide of our Evening Mammal Hide near Aviemore in the Cairngorms....

Antarctica 2021 with Jean Brown

Along with 8 other guests, Jean was able to travel on her much-anticipated trip to Antarctica at the end of 2021 with our guide, Roy...

January in the Cairngorms

A new year of wildlife, bird lists and wildlife moments to remember has begun. January is a month to take time in the winter hours to...

Trip Report - Antarctica 2021

"We felt very lucky that this trip even happened! If Omicron had reared its head earlier who knows, but there we were in November….. on a...

New Year at our Wildlife Hide

It’s a new year at our Evening Wildlife Hide. We continue to welcome visitors and wildlife to our hide and look forward to new adventures...

Double Trouble

Pine Martens are solitary creatures and will spend most of their awake time in independent activity. During our evening watches guests...

Winter Secrets

As we move through the month of October the colours throughout Speyside have transformed into shades of gold, orange and yellow. The...

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...