Category: wildlife guides

December in the Cairngorms

As the year comes to an end, we look back at December in the Cairngorms. With the festive period being in many people minds, it is also important to get into the countryside and observe what is going on in the natural world around us. Compared to the Winters of

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Wildlife playing a part in Christmas Traditions

During the festive period, wildlife also have an important part in Christmas celebrations around the world and here in the Cairngorms. Whether it’s in Christmas songs, stories, decorations, wildlife has a part in this busy time of year. Our National Bird – the Robin Birds are often a feature of

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Diary of a Wildlife Hide – 2019

To conclude this year’s Wildlife Watching Hide, let’s look back at 2019. If you have been following our weekly blogs, you will know all of the antics that have happened over this year and how the wildlife never fail to surprise us. As we entered the busy season in early

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November in the Cairngorms

The last of the leaves have fallen after a hard frost, snow has made an appearance and Winter is full motion in the Cairngorms. November can be dark and wet, where the sun barely makes it over the horizon, but wildlife is still active and often need our help to

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Coping with the cold at the Wildlife Hide

With November quickly coming to an end the mammal’s activity levels are more noticeable and so are the temperatures. The week started very cold with lows of -8c at night and -5c during the day, making foliage crisp. With the heated hide, guests were kept warm as the animals braved

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Surprise Sighting and Snowy Tracks – Wildlife Hide

The Cairngorms is getting colder and at the wildlife hide the first of the snow arrived last week. The change in weather also means a shift in the activity levels of all mammals. They have stocked up on their food supplies for the cold weather, meaning they can spend the

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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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Brave Pine Martens at the Wildlife Hide

With summer holiday’s continuing, the wildlife hide has been busy, with a noticeable difference to the daylight getting shorter. Even though the wildlife has been getting annoyed with the Scottish midges, the unsettled weather luckily hasn’t put them off and there has been plenty of action to keep guests entertained.

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