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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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A very quick walk around Murdieston Park found all the usual species well into their breeding cycles. The Mute Swan pairs on the two reservoirs have six young each. A female Mallard on the Town/Thom Street Dam also had six young while four active Coots' nests included one with tiny chicks. It remains to be seen what effect the recent warm weather (and the big influx of human visitors) will have on all of them.

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