The Moray Wildlife Watch Club got out and about in Lhanbryde searching for signs of one of Scotland’s most iconic species, the red squirrel. Kids were joined by Scottish Wildlife Trust’s, Hollie Walker, as well as members of Grampian Squirrel Group and spent the morning looking for tell-tale signs that reds were in the area. They found squirrel dreys, chewed pine cones, and most also saw a red squirrel, being chased by a woodpecker no less!
The group had fun in the woodland and is looking forward to putting up the four squirrel boxes donated to them by Hollie early next year. The Moray Wildlife Watch Club was launched in Elgin in May 2009 and since then, local kids have been discovering creepy crawlies in mini-beast hunts, rock-pooling on the beach, and making masks for Halloween.
SWT’s People and Wildlife Officer, Donna Mathieson says “Scottish Wildlife Trust supports a network of 22 Wildlife Watch Groups, which are run by dedicated volunteers throughout Scotland, and aim to inspire and enthuse children about nature, through getting outside and enjoying themselves. Moray Wildlife Watch Club has proved to be successful, and is always looking for new members to join in the fun. To find out more email email@example.com
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1. Wildlife Watch is a wildlife club for 8-14 year olds, part of the junior membership of SWT.
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2. SWT is the largest voluntary body working for all the wildlife of Scotland, representing more than 34,000 members who care for wildlife and the environment. SWT seeks to raise public awareness of threatened habitats and species and manages over 120 reserves Scotland-wide.
3. The People’s Postcode Lottery is the lottery for charities in Scotland. Launched in November 2007, PPL represents a unique fundraising concept where players play with their postcode to win cash prizes whilst supporting local charities in Scotland. 40p from each ticket sold goes direct to charities in Scotland. To date SWT have received over £772,023 from PPL which helps maintain the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s network of over 120 reserves across Scotland.
4. SWT receives financial assistance and support from Scottish Natural Heritage and the People’s Postcode Lottery.
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