Category: mammals

October in the Cairngorms

October has seen the Cairngorms filled with sunshine and showers, Autumn colours and a change in our wildlife. The Summer visitors have all gone and there has been migrators in abundance arriving from colder climates. Some of these Winter visitors are the Fieldfare and Redwing from the thrush family. Fieldfare

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Summer Showdown at the Hide

The Wildlife Hide has had a busy season this year with the nights now drawing in and Autumn coming to an end. We have had visitors from all over the world experiencing the activity at our hide and enjoying the wonders of nature in comfort. Looking back at my first

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September in the Cairngorms

Although Summer is at an end, some days have had warmth in the air with a mix of light showers and sunny spells. Autumn colours began to appear as well as some impressive looking fungi in the woodlands nearby. The Autumn preparations have begun for our hibernating animals and for

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What do Badgers look like?

Here in the Highlands of Scotland we are blessed with an abundance of rich wildlife, sometimes literally on our doorstep! While Badgers may be found across the world, given their resilience and ability to adapt, they are nonetheless enjoyed and celebrated here, and a sighting is always memorable. Scotland’s Badgers

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Nights that barely see complete darkness…

As nights that barely see complete darkness, very slowly begin to take on an earlier hue of dusky grey and July edges further away from the joy that is mid-summer, it is interesting to notice the behaviour of animals visiting the hide. In many ways you might expect that their

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What is a Pine Marten?

Here in the beautiful Scottish Highlands we are blessed to have in our midst some of the most beautiful and endangered species in the UK. Indeed, the Cairngorms National Park is home to no less than 25% of the UK’s endangered species and is a fantastic place to visit for

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