RSPB Loch of Strathbeg – Day 26 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 26 of #30DaysWild takes a look at a trip to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire. Last time we went to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg was probably a couple of years ago. Since then a new visitor centre has been created which looked pretty good! The reserve has numerous hides and walks as well…

It’s Not the End – Day 30 of #30DaysWild

The time has now come for #30dayswild to end. But with such an amazing response to the campaign many of the ‘Wilders’ will be continuing to explore and create throughout the year, including me! Ok so it may not be every day or even every week but exploring wildlife is something I really enjoy so…

Heron vs. Goosander – Day 29 0f 30 Days Wild

Day 29 of 30 Days Wild is about my most recent walk down by the River Don, in particular about the little interaction I saw. I am so lucky to live so close to a river where I can regularly see Swans and Herons. Here are some pictures from my latest visit. I was also…

RSPB Osprey – Day 27 of 30 Days Wild

Day 27 of 30 Days Wild is about our visit to RSPB Osprey near Boat of Garten in the Cairngorm National Park.  We ended up visiting the centre on our way home to Aberdeen from the west coast of Scotland. I don’t really know a huge amount about Ospreys, or should I say I didn’t…

An Adventure At Sea – Day 25 of 30 Days Wild

Day 25 of 30 Days Wild is about our boating adventure from Elgol in the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Canna. Elgol is situated in the south west of the Isle of Skye and the road to it is considered to be one of the most dramatic on the island. We were heading…

RSPB Loch Leven – Day 21 of 30 Days Wild

Day 21 of 30 Days Wild involved a short trip to RSPB Loch Leven on the way back to Aberdeen from Edinburgh. Located nearby Kinross, Loch Leven is a short drive from Edinburgh. RSPB Loch Leven formally known as Vane Farm offers a woodland trail and a wetland trail. We went on the wetland trail…

The Eider Ducks at Sands of Forvie – Day 20 of 30 Days Wild

Day 20 of 30 Days Wild is looking at the Eider ducks at Forvie National Nature Reserve, just outside Newburgh in Aberdeenshire. Forvie Nature Reserve is where you will find the largest breeding colony of Eider ducks in the UK. Up to around 6,000 birds come to breed in the summer and around 1,000 stay…

Looking Back to Spring – Day 13 of 30 Days Wild

Day 13 of 30 Days Wild is not so much about the now, it’s more about looking back to Spring when it all began. We start looking forward to Spring in the Autumn when we plant up our bulbs. At that point Spring seems months away, and with the arrival of Winter our longing to…

Pitmedden Garden – National Trust for Scotland – Day 11 of 30 Days Wild

Day 11 of 30 Days Wild is all about my recent trip to National Trust for Scotland property Pitmedden Gardens, based a stones throw away from village Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire. When I was young we were always members of the National Trust for Scotland and my mum would often take me to visit castles in the summer holidays. Back…

Exercise and the Great Outdoors – Day 2 of 30 Days Wild

Day 2 of 30 Days Wild was all about multi-tasking, combining the great outdoors with a bit of exercise. I recently decided that I would try out running. Anyone who knows me probably wouldn’t describe me as particularly sporty so running is not exactly a natural activity for me! Nonetheless, armed with my Couch to…

Garden Birds – Day 1 of 30 Days Wild

#30DaysWild has officially launched and today is Day number 1. I thought I would start the month with a topic which I will no doubt re-visit time and time again. The birds in my garden! For anyone with an interest in birds I’m sure you will agree that your own back garden is the perfect…