Halloween is on the horizon!

Halloween is on the horizon and it is truly beginning to feel like winter will be soon upon us. The nights are darker and the weather was just awful over the weekend! This year at the Falls of Clyde we are running events over the weekend of the 25th and 26th October.

Brown long-eared bat (c) Laura Preston
Brown long-eared bat (c) Laura Preston

From 4pm-6pm on both the 25th and 26th we are running an event for 3-6 year olds and we are running an extended version on the same days but from 6.30pm-9.00pm for 7-12 year olds. The evening will begin in our visitor centre with pumpkin carving, making witches brooms and wizards wands. We will then go out to a fire nearby in the woods for marshmallow toasting and hot chocolate followed by a short walk to a willow dome where Willow the Witch will tell spooky stories! We encourage everyone who comes along to dress up in there best spooky costumes and we do also provide basic lessons in flying for those new to flying by broom!

Places are disappearing fast so if you would like to come along then don’t delay phone today! Call 01555 665 262 to book your place. It costs £5 per person and is a family event. It will probably be too late to see any bats out and about (I’m sure some of you will be relieved to hear that!) as they generally begin their hibernation as the weather cools and the insects disappear. Some people have been phoning us recently about injured bats, if you see one please phone the bat helpline run by the Bat Conservation Trust on 0845 1300 228. Often at this time of year juveniles can get into a bit of trouble so please help them if you can.

Laura Preston aka Trixie the Pixie – Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Ranger

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