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Heather Moorland of the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms National Park is full of a variety of environments making it very varied and desirable to a lot of visitors for different reasons. These different environments, including river, woodland and remote glens also include a large variety of wildlife that live there. In the remotest areas of the

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Nice Surprise at the Wildlife Hide

We will look back at the past fortnight and what has been active at our wildlife hide. the weather has been changeable, but the lighter nights have meant for a variety of wildlife activity in the daylight. Over on Speyside Wildlife’s Facebook page, we have been bringing you live footage

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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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October in the Cairngorms

October has been a month of change. From the change in the seasonal weather, to the behaviours and movements of the wildlife in the national park. The overnight frosts play a part in shocking trees and shrubs to start their Autumn transformation. With the first frost in September the colours

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Autumn at the Wildlife Hide

Autumn is in full swing, and the mammals at the wildlife hide have been very active. Autumn is a key time for all mammals to get as much food before the winter. Mammals like Hedgehogs hibernate to conserve energy, but mammals like Badgers and Pine Martens don’t, meaning they need

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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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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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