Sunday 3 July 2011

Sunday 3rd July

Driving through Blair Atholl yesterday I noticed a female with 6 ducklings following in close pursuit behind her so it looks like the ducks have been breeding again this season. Ringlets butterflies are out in their numbers this year and can be seen in most of the wild flowers meadows around the estate but unfortunately the butterflies have been very scarce this year on our transect areas. Hopefully we will have a good summer and have a bigger butterfly population next year.
Our red squirrels are eating through the seed mix as fast as we are putting it out for them because this is the time of year when they are lacking food. This is because the plants have just started flowering and have not yet seeded and most of the seeds from the previous year have been eaten over the winter and spring so food becomes quite scarce. This is why you may begin to see them more frequently in your garden at this time of the year trying to scavenge bird seed.
We have a Tree Mendious event coming up on Thursday the 7th July where we will be getting up close and personal to our tree giants. We have loads of fun activities lined up which will be sure to keep your children occupied and having loads of fun. The event starts at 10:30 am and lasts until 12 midday and begins at the Glen Tilt car park. It costs just £1 per child so come along and have a morning of fun and games.

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