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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.

Friday, September 20, 2013

A quick lunchtime walk around Murdieston Park revealed increased numbers of Mallard, Tufted Duck and Coot. Around 25 Canada Geese were also present, being chased around by the resident Mute Swans. Over on Town Dam, five juvenile Coots were noisily pursuing their parents. While I was watching them, a Brown Rat crept away under the footbridge. There were plenty of Black headed Gulls on both reservoirs but try as I might, I couldn't turn any of them into Mediterraneans.
At home time, a single Swallow was feeding over the A8 at Cappielow.

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