Wildlife Diary 15th November 2013

Autumn continues apace here at Loch of the Lowes. The brilliant reds, oranges & yellows of early autumn are gradually fading as the trees lose their leaves and those remaining take on deeper shades of brown.

The woodland birds & red squirrels, sensing the impending arrival of winter are frantically to-ing and fro-ing, eating and caching as much food as the ever shortening daylight hours allow. Meanwhile the variety and abundance of wildfowl present on the loch is steadily increasing. Particularly notable are the large numbers of Goldeneye (up to 30 or so) and Wigeon (110 on 9th). A dozen or so Whooper swans dropped in last weekend but they didn’t stay for long – just a short rest & refuel before continuing their journey south.

This weekend we have another of our very popular Family Fun Days entitled “Owls about that”. We’ll have FREE craft activities, quizzes, trails and more so come along and discover lots of fascinating facts about our UK owl species.

Winter opening hours just to remind you, are 10:30am-4pm with activities running from 11am-3pm. Reduced winter admission prices apply – Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, Children & Scottish Wildlife Trust Members FREE!

We’ll bring you the latest on our satellite tracked ospreys next week.

Jonathan

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Autumn continues apace here at Loch of the Lowes. The brilliant reds, oranges & yellows of early autumn are gradually fading as the trees lose their leaves and those remaining …

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