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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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

A short walk along the river this lunchtime produced two Kingfishers and four Redwings. The latter were my first local birds of the autumn. All were perched in the treetops and at least two were singing remarkably loudly for the time of year. I have heard flocks singing in spring (and I'm familiar with summer song from the few occasions when I've encountered the species in the Highlands in the breeding season) but this is the first occasion when I've heard autumn song.
An interesting plant (presumably a garden escape) with succulent leaves was flowering at the Bonnyholm Bridge. There was also some fantastic colour in the grounds of the old Bonnyholm Primary School.





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