Tomorrow evening we are hosting a talk in the visitor centre by Claire Smith from the RSPB on Black Grouse conservation in Perthshire and how you can get involved in helping to monitor their numbers.
Black Grouse populations across Europe have been in decline since the latter half of the 19th Century, largely driven by land use changes. Once a common sight throughout the UK, including southern and central England, they are now confined to Scotland, the Pennines and upland areas in Wales.
Targeted habitat management has helped to reverse this trend in certain areas. Claire will inform us about some of the work that the RSPB have been doing to help Black Grouse recover in Perthshire, and how you can contribute to the conservation effort.
It should be a fascinating talk so please come along if you can. There is no charge for attending but donations are encouraged.