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Natural Connections

Modern life in Scotland is increasingly busy. The connections our ancestors had with nature and the land are being lost. As leisure time shrinks, or is filled with hi-tech experiences, opportunities to experience nature become fewer. And yet it is possible to connect with nature on a day to day basis. All around us, the great web of life continues to hold its shape, and nature continues its eternal cycles. Keep looking, listening, smelling, touching - and keep experiencing natural connections.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


A morning walk around Hogganfield Loch produced a suite of ducks including Mallard, Tufted Duck, Teal, Shoveler, Gadwall and Ruddy Duck, but no Goldeneye or Goosander. A fresh-plumaged Willow Warbler was working the trees near the sandy patch on the East bank and a Meadow Pipit was in the marsh.

A quick walk between White Bridge and Snuff Mill Bridge in Linn Park produced good views of all three river specialists: Dipper, Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher.

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