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An OTTER is visiting The Dulaig garden....we really do have a wildlife haven!

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An OTTER is visiting The Dulaig garden....we really do have a wildlife haven!
Since arriving at The Dulaig eight years ago we have tried to make our gardens a haven for wildlife as well as for our guests. We know that every year we can see more and more birds and mammals visiting us and for fun we installed some cameras to see what is visiting us when we are not looking. We could not believe our eyes when one of our cameras picked up an OTTER! From the spraint (you can see it on the rock above and behind the otter) we know it is visiting regularly and have managed t...
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Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful

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Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful
We have wild pheasants all year round in our garden. Many are quite tame and will come very close. Right now there are five male pheasants courting eight females. The females are usually regarded as dull-looking compared to the males bright plumage but look at the stunning colours of this beautiful female in the winter sunshine and you may think otherwise. In a few weeks the males will start to fight each other for control of the garden territory (and the females) and the "winner" will...
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We have plenty of hedgehogs at The Dulaig B&B

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We have plenty of hedgehogs at The Dulaig B&B
We read today The Times is raising money for the Hedgehog Society because hedgehog numbers are seriously declining in UK. It made us remember how lucky we are to have so many hedgehogs in our garden at The Dulaig B&B. We can see several in an evening, and often our guests see their first hedgehog here.    Our hedgehogs are doing so well that they sometimes have two litters of young a year, and these pictures are of tiny hoglets (baby hedgehogs) which we rescued in A...
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Rose after the rain

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Rose after the rain
We have had lots of lovely weather this summer at The Dulaig, but even in the rain there are plenty of things to see in our garden. We have over 60 rose bushes here -how beautiful is this Queen of Sweden rose after a shower?
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