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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.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Today started with two House Martins loop-the-looping over Cardonald Gardens (they ALWAYS appear when the sun is strong). The main event of the day was the annual trip to the Nightjar breeding site in the Galloway Forest Park. The drive through Straiton and down past Glentrool was notable for a lovely fawn which crouched at the roadside. The Nightjars failed to appear this year and a rather frustrating evening was spent listening to the silence and being slowly eaten by the midges. The drive home was also disappointing with no Barn Owls or anything else for that matter.

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