This Saturday 23rd May at 1pm the Falls of Clyde Ranger Team are leading a guided wildlife walk to our Peregrine Watch Site (the walk will last approximately 2hrs). This is part of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership’s FREE Spring Walks Festival. There are a number of walks happening between Friday 22nd to Tuesday 26th May across the Clyde and Avon Valley so there is sure to be one near you!
From strolls around historic towns and majestic estates, to more secluded rambles along precipitous ancient wooded gorges and even an Open Day at an orchard; the walks are a great way to get to know your local landscape and its unique characteristics better. The walks are free but booking is essential at www.cavlp.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling 01555 663 430. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Last weekend we held our first badger watch of the year for a group of our dedicated volunteers. This is the first time we’ve watched the badger sett since last August and we were lucky enough to see 5 badgers! We do a range of badger watches catering for everyone, from Family Badger Watches with a clue trail for children as young as 5 years old to our Luxury Badger Safaris where you are driven to the sett. We also have our normal badger watches for adults and children (8+ years).
The badgers we saw at the weekend were showing a variety of different behaviours including snuffling about in the undergrowth for food, taking out old bedding from their sett and grooming. They graced us with their presence on and off for over 30minutes! There is a tab at the top of the Falls of Clyde blog called ‘Events 2015’ that has all the dates and booking information if you would like to find out more.
Laura Preston – Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Ranger
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