GWP Nature Blog

  • Scotland has 282 Mountains over 3000ft and one of them, Ben More, is here on Mull. As a Munro, we get visitors coming to the island just to climb it and strike it off the list. On our last climb we met a hiker who had bagged everyone except Ben More and as we reached […]

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  • I usually enjoy writing blog posts for Glengorm. But today, the words seem heavy and reluctant. The news broke this morning that in England, Hen Harriers have completely failed to breed this year. The birds now face the very real prospect of extinction as a breeding species, and the titanic media battle between conservation bodies […]

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  • To compliment Steph’s fantastic write up, here’s some behind the scenes shots of what the humans were up to during the our trip to Sanna! Many thanks to Tom and the team for making this such a great day. Heading out from Tobermory we arrived at Sanna Bay for an afternoon on the beach. There […]

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  • Suddenly, the brown vegetation of winter gives way to fresh life and colour. The grass has sprung into action – coating our dusty fields in a cool green cloak. Orchids glow between the tussocks like purple jewels, and Thrift blooms in delicate clumps among the rocks. Thrift in bloom close to Flat Rock – last night, an […]

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  • The beautiful weather of the last three weeks has finally broken. Although the herby smell of warm, dry grass was delicious the smell of smoke rising from the resultant wildfires was much less so. The distillery in Tobermory had to pause production because of the drought (a tragedy!) and Mull was officially – if briefly […]

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  • So, it’s been a little while since the last Blog. Why? Because it’s sunny! I’ve been outside soaking it up… Daffodil shoots can already be seen peeking cautiously out from between the clods of soil near my house. The great tits that inhabit the wooded path have been filling the air with their ‘teacher-teacher’ spring […]

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  • It’s been a busy few days here on Glengorm.  When I first moved to Mull, March had seemed eons away; a distant and hazy mirage of the Wildlife Project and what we hoped to achieve. Now, a month later, time seems to have squashed together like an accordion. Between diligent hours spent tip-tapping on my […]

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  • Well, dear readers, it’s over for another year. I hope all of you had a lovely festive season and Hogmanay. Indeed, for some members of the Glengorm community, the festive period was potentially a little too lovely… I, for one, am still experiencing a certain aversion to loud noises and intoxicating liquors (!) Happily, the […]

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  • This is a retrospective blog from my first day on Glengorm – unfortunately, I didn’t have access to the blog account and so couldn’t post it at the time. There was so much great wildlife out that day… it would have been rude not to! (4/12/12) My destination was Loch Mingary, which lies along the […]

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