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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, February 12, 2018

Some of the highlights of a snowy walk up to Mugdock Park today consisted of: single Dippers at four sites (including one singing), singing Greenfinches at three sites (I think this is the best time of year to locate this species), a big flock of Redwings (some indulging in some sub-song), three Stock Doves (two singing) along the Kelvin, a singing Nuthatch near the Botanic Gardens, single River Kelvin records of Goosander, Kingfisher and Cormorant, three or four noisy flocks of Siskin and Rabbit tracks in the snow in Lennox Park. Altogether 41 species were logged.


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