As we prepare for the upcoming osprey season, we are saying both farewell and welcome to some very important people in the Loch of the Lowes team- wonderful volunteers.
Over the winter we have had three volunteer residential winter wildlife assistants who have helped out both the visitor centre and the ranger. As well as helping with the day to day running of the place, they’ve been getting their hands dirty with reserve maintenance and doing lots of preparation for our very busy upcoming season of events- if you come to any of our great variety of family activity days this spring and summer, or guided walks, you’ll be benefitting from their hard work. So is it with some sadness we say a BIG THANKYOU and farewell to Chantal, Amelia and Sara and wish them the very best of luck in their conservation careers.
I have thoroughly enjoyed helping out over the winter, especially with updating the weekly osprey satellite tracking data and digitising osprey behaviour from last year. Working in the visitor centre and creating posters, crafts and trails for the upcoming events was also great fun! As for the more outdoors activities, I will definitely miss doing maintenance on the various Perthshire reserves (they are stunning, check them out!) and the daily recording of wildlife. I loved seeing Goosanders, Water rail, Yellowhammer, Brambling, Redpoll, Fallow deer and of course the Red Squirrels!
To everyone at Loch of the Lowes, thank you!