Wildlife

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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So many beautiful flowers - and more - in our garden at The Dulaig B&B

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So many beautiful flowers - and more - in our garden at The Dulaig B&B
Our garden at The Dulaig is so full of flowers and other life that it is hard to show all of it. Instead here is a little snaphot of what is here now.   Thie beautiful deutzia attracts bees and other pollinaters to feed.       Some combinations work really well, like this Acer Dissectum, paeony, Japanese anemone, Japanese granite bowl....and blackbird. It is The Dulaig after all!           Not everything...
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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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Our first hedgehog rescue of 2015

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Our first hedgehog rescue of 2015
We found this little hedgehog, our first Autumn Juvenile of the year, on our drive at The Dulaig last night. It looks in good condition but weighing only 400 grams it is highly unlikely to be able to put on enough weight to enable it to reach 750 grams before it hibernates for winter here in the Scottish Highlands.  We kept it indoors overnight, fed it on catfood which it loved, and today took it for overwintering to Munlochy Animal Rescue about 60 miles away.  We are lucky t...
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