Just a very quick note tonight to say all is well on our Osprey nest at Loch of the Lowes. The birds continue to incubate, the fish keep coming, the drizzle keeps falling- where did our wonderful spring sunshine go?
The eggs will not be due to start hatching until around the 25th May so it’s still another two weeks at least before we see the first signs of imminent hatching.
Lastly, a big hello wave to two groups of students who have visited the reserve this week, hosted on their education trips by Ranger Emma and her volunteers: Rattray Primary School P6 and P7 classes, and Napier University Edinburgh MSC fieldtrip students. These are just two of the groups we have hosted free here at Loch of the Lowes over the last year or so, with the kind support of a grant from the SSE Griffin Community Fund. Nearly 500 students have benefitted from free access to nature based education on SWT Perthshire reserves, from the youngest at 2years old from Dunked and Birnam Playgroup, to the local chapter of the University of the Third Age. Here at SWT we feel strongly that giving the next generation a chance to connect with and learn about nature and conservation is key to helping protect the wildlife of today and tomorrow. If you know of a school group or informal group like Brownies or scouts etc, who might be interested in visiting the Loch of the Lowes, or having an outreach visit by the ranger, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. (All visits are subject to availability and grant funding).