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Has Spring arrived at the Wildlife Hide?

Is it Winter or Spring? The weather has indeed been changeable in the past few weeks, with what’s called the ‘lambing snow’ hitting the area last week. This has, I am sure, caused some confusion amongst some animals as they prepare for the breeding season ahead. The clocks have ‘sprung’

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Scotland’s Big 5 – Wildlife in the Cairngorms

There is no doubt that people visit Scotland for it’s wildlife. It is no African safari, but Scotland has its own unique ‘Big 5’ wildlife species, that are said to be the reasons why wildlife enthusiasts visit this varied country. Out of the five, four of the species can be

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Inquisitive Visitors to the Hide

The warm weather lasted until the end of February, where the mammals behaviour changed as the females start to look ahead to giving birth in the next month and Spring arrives. They have been moving around a lot, defending territories and searching for food. The Tawny Owls are becoming vocal,

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Rewilding in Scotland Understanding it.

Rewilding is not just about the reintroduction of large carnivores such as Wolf and Lynx, its about the restoration of ecosystems and this has been happening for some considerable years now, right under our noses with the reintroduction of White-Tailed Eagle, Red Kites and Beaver. But as the rewilding movement

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New Visitors to the Wildlife Hide

The mild weather continues in the Cairngorms and at the wildlife hide. There has been a Spring step in all the wildlife over the last couple of weeks, including our Pine Martens. Winter still has time to return, but the mild February so far has meant that the wildlife has

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January in the Cairngorms

The first month of the new year is over and we look forward to the year ahead. Until the middle of January, the Cairngorms had experienced quite a mild Winter, with garden flowers starting to bloom. With a fresh layer of the snow, the countryside has gleamed, perfect for Winter

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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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