A definite highlight for me this year has been running the badger watches at the Falls of Clyde and spending time sitting quietly near the sett observing the badgers as they emerge onto the surface to scratch and dig and prepare for a night of foraging. The events this year have been very successful and we still have spaces available on our upcoming badger watches this summer! Since moving the watches to a new sett we have been getting fantastic views of these nocturnal mammals so why not come along and be the next to see them! We are organising badger watching events until the end of August and have three types of badger watching experiences available:
Normal badger watches take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month starting at 7.30pm and including a guided walk through the reserve lead by one of our ranger team up to the view point near the sett.
Family badger watches are perfect for families with children of 5 years or older but are open to other visitors to attend. These take place on the second and fourth Saturday of the month and are perfect for children to learn about the badgers and other wildlife of the reserve as they follow the badger trail up to the sett.
Luxury badger watches for up to 4 people, including a bit of pampering and a drive up through the reserve to within 5 minutes of the sett. This can also be combined with a stay in the New Lanark hotel for two nights, which can by booked through the hotel.
We only have spaces for 12 people on the badger watches and family watches so it would be worth booking as soon as possible.
Hope to see you on one of our events soon!
Alex Kekewich – Falls of Clyde Seasonal Ranger