Tag: scottish wildlife

An Old Friend at the Wildlife Hide

The winter season has begun, with the clocks going back and dark evening ahead. Our evening wildlife hide continues to have visitors and the wildlife is still looking for food. The first of the low-lying snow also arrived this week. The large male and young female Pine Marten are still

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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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Wildlife Hide Antics

The last official week of the summer season, with the wildlife hide still being visited as the schools go on holiday. Quite a few windy nights made for some interesting and at times, nervous animals visiting. But cooler weather is starting to take hold in the Cairngorms, with the first

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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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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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