As autumn advances, Loch of the Lowes is looking beautiful. The range of temperatures from below freezing to a balmy 20C this week, has ensured an amazing display of colours as leaves fade from summer green to yellows, red & bronze. Winter migrants continue to arrive on a daily basis & it is always exciting to see which species are present.
There are a number of interesting dates for your diary during October. Derek Robertson, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year will be here at Loch of the Lowes on Saturday 5th October. Derek is a well-known Scottish artist & author & will be talking about his work & the practical side of painting wildlife. The talk is from 14.00 to 15.00hrs. There is no need to book & normal visitor charges apply.
On Friday 11th October between 18.00 & 20.30hrs there will be a ranger led Nightwatch Walk. There will also be a talk about the secret wildlife of the night. Come along & find out about owls, bats & moths. Learn how to use a bat detector & experience these shy nocturnal creatures – it will certainly be fun for all ages! As there is some outdoor activity, stout waterproof shoes, warm clothes & waterproofs are recommended & a torch will be useful. Tea & coffee will be provided.
Places are still available for two of the 2 day Digital Landscape Photography Workshops. These will be run by Ron Walsh of Alba Landscapes & Emma Rawling, our SWT Ranger. The dates still available are 12th & 13th October. Booking is essential so call SWT for more details on 01350 727337. All proceeds will go towards the Osprey Satellite Tracking Project.
Updates of satellite tracking information for Blue YZ will be posted on Monday.
Val Gall Wildlife Interpretation Officer