Tag Archives: St Cyrus NNR

The bountiful birds of St Cyrus NNR

Simon Ritchie has been working at St Cyrus National Nature Reserve since he was 16 – initially as a volunteer, he is currently employed as a Seasonal Reserve Officer. Simon  has previously written about his passion for the wildflowers of … Continue reading

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Growing up at St Cyrus NNR

Simon Ritchie began volunteering at St Cyrus NNR when he was just 16 years old. He shares his experience of growing up on the reserve, and how it has shaped him as an individual. Tell us about your volunteering experience … Continue reading

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Surfing dolphins and the scent of coconut

Nature is bursting into life at St Cyrus NNR. Therese Alampo, the Reserve Manager, describes the seasonal antics of its regular inhabitants as well as those of some of its more unusual visitors. The wild weather seems to be settling … Continue reading

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Shivering in St Cyrus

Reserve Manager Therese Alampo gives an update on what’s been happening at this popular reserve just outside Montrose. I have never seen the reserve so cocooned in ice.   All the sandy tracks to the shore are like glass, this ice … Continue reading

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Back from the brink

Kelly Ann Dempsey, an Environmental Project Officer with Angus Council, has been working on rescuing north-east Scotland’s fragmented Small Blue butterfly population. Here she gives us an insight into what is entailed in this kind of work. The Small Blue … Continue reading

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