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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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Mice for Dinner at the Wildlife Hide

The nights are rapidly drawing in, the colours on the trees are turning and we have had some very mixed weather. The Wildlife Hide has been continuing to be busy as we now creep into Autumn after busy summer months. All the usual mammals have been showing well and keeping

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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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Temperatures Rising in the Cairngorms

Wow, what a scorcher! This week has seen temperatures approach mid-twenties in what has been a glorious Easter in the Cairngorms. With snow falling just weeks ago, the tables have turned and blue skies and sunshine hitting Speyside. The resident birds are singing their hearts out along with huge influxes

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Spring in the Cairngorms

With only a few days of snow flurries, March into April has been reasonably mild in the Cairngorms, with daffodils making an early appearance and bird becoming very vocal. Some migrants like the Waxwing and Brambling are still being seen but frog spawn can be seen in many ponds and

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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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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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