Ranger Laura’s 6 Things To Do This Autumn!

1. Make sloe gin

Blackthorn sloes (c) Amy Lewis
Blackthorn sloes (c) Amy Lewis

Long time readers of the blog will know I like my sloe gin. For a recipe – delve back into the archives to a blog I wrote back in November 2012 – How to Make Sloe Gin.

2. Come to our Halloween event!

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Halloween – Beginner’s Guide to Witchcraft & Wizardry (c) Scottish Wildlife Trust

This will be our third year running Halloween events at the Falls of Clyde and every year it gets bigger and better! We are so excited to be able to invite you guys to come along and experience what we have to offer. Places book up fast so don’t delay!

3. Go for a walk on a frosty morning

Frosty leaves (c) Paul Hobson
Frosty leaves (c) Paul Hobson

There is nothing better than going for a walk on a frosty morning at the Falls of Clyde; letting the cold air hit your face and hearing the crunch of frosted leaves beneath your feet!

4. See a starling murmuration

Starling murmuration (c) Elliott Neep
Starling murmuration (c) Elliott Neep

Possibly one of the most spectacular sights in the natural world and it’s happening at a service station near you! Visit Gretna Green service station this November, you won’t be disappointed.

5. Visit our spectacular waterfalls

Corra Linn (c) Scottish Wildlife Trust
Corra Linn (c) Scottish Wildlife Trust

I couldn’t talk about Autumn and not mention our waterfalls. They always look so amazing at this time of year, especially with all the autumn leaves on the trees. I would recommend coming for a visit after heavy rain and you can always check our webcam to make sure they are looking good before you make the journey – Corra Linn Webcam.

6. Become fascinated with fungi

Fly Agaric (c) Elliott Neep
Fly Agaric (c) Elliott Neep

We are so lucky in Scotland, our damp climate is perfect for fungi. With names like amethyst deceiver, dead man’s fingers and the sickener how can you not be a little bit fascinated by these wonderful fruiting bodies (what we see is the ‘flower’ of the fungi which has a massive underground root system called mycorrhiza). Join a fungal foray to learn more – Scottish Wildlife Trust Events.

Laura Preston – Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Ranger
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1. Make sloe gin Long time readers of the blog will know I like my sloe gin. For a recipe – delve back into the archives to a blog I …

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