Last week we put out our wildflower trail, if you are a regular visitor to the Falls of Clyde reserve, I am sure you will remember having seen it last year along the boardwalk. We have small signs next to each wildflower telling you all about how to identify them and some interesting facts and folklore. They will be updated throughout the year so keep your eye out next time you visit.
Over the Easter weekend we saw record numbers of visitors to our Peregrine Watch Site, with over 350 people coming to see our peregrines! We also held our annual duck race in the village and too much hilarity (and stress) on Monday the mill lade emptied 10 minutes before the race began. We dutifully launched the ducks hoping there would be enough flow to move them to the finish line and there was, it just took the ducks 25mins to overcome the various obstacles in their path including rocks and a mini waterfall. The sluice gate that controls the water levels has a sensor that has been malfunctioning so there was nothing anyone could do.
I just want to thank everyone who was at the race for their patience and understanding! I was beginning to think we must have broken some record for the longest duck race (in terms of time).
Finally I just want to mention a new long-term volunteer who has just started with us at the Peregrine Watch Site. Sam Langford, who is volunteering through an organization called Project Scotland will be with us for three days per week (Mon-Wed) until the end of June when the watch site will close. It’s really great to have so many dedicated and hard working people on the reserve this year!
Laura Preston – Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Ranger
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