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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.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

First bird of the day was a Collared Dove around the entrance to the estate. Later, a walk from Crookston Road to Hawkhead Estate Park and back was notable for a Raven calling repeatedly from the vicinity of "the Tower" and both Swallows and House Martins feeding along the river. However birdlife generally was scarce with Woodpigeons and corvids making up the bulk of the species and individual birds seen. Three Stock Doves high over were some consolation, as was a Long tailed Tit near the the tower estate. Got caught in a downpour on the way across the Leverndale meadow. An attractive plant there resembled Purple Loosetrife but the habitat and time of year didn't seem quite right. 


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