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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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Spent a lovely mild, calm afternoon in Mugdock Park. Amazed at the absence of bird life. I don't think I saw a single bird (apart from Mallards and gulls on the pond) the whole afternoon (although it was primarily a family trip so I wasn't trying too hard). However the profusion of flowering plants (and attendant bees, butterflies and other insects) more than made up for it. Most notable were Rosebay and Greater Willowherb, Common Knapweed, Thistles, Oxeye Daisy, Corn Sow-thistle, Cow Parsley, Meadowsweet and Common Ragwort.


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