DO ONE THING FOR NATURE TODAY

The following events are scheduled for 2009. Some of the events require volunteers to help with the continued enhancement of the site whilst other events are closed as they are for specific groups. Please enquire by email or telephone prior to the event date for information on available places, times and other requirements.

This event requires able bodied volunteers to help with laying the top surfaces to the disabled path down to the water edge. A large quantity, some 40 tons, of stone and scalpings is being delivered and will require distributing over the area with wheelbarrows, rakes and spades. All volunteers will be most welcome. Come along and help for an hour or two or longer if you have the time available. Encouragement and refreshments available.

JUNE PLANTINGS DAY
We anticipate planting trees and aquatic foliage under the supervision of the Forestry Commission Scotland and the Highland Rangers. This is an ideal opportunity for community involvement and both adults and children are welcome. Please contact us for more details and requirements.

JUNE DRAGONFLY AND DAMSELFLY IDENTIFICATION
Tuesday 23rd June for 2 p.m. We will be looking at the pond’s dazzling dragon and damselflies. Come along if you want to see these beautiful insects and learn more about them. We will be dipping for larvae too; there will be fun for all ages. Jonathan Willet, a dragonfly enthusiast, will be in attendance to answer your questions and tell you about the species found at the pond. Unfortunately, there are limited places available, please contact us for further information and to reserve a place.

There are plans to install the jetty during this month. We have had indications from the Territorial Army that they would be interested in building this. Please watch this space and if anything exciting transpires you will be able to see the “lads” at work and get to know a bit more about our capable forces.

SEPTEMBER BAT NIGHT.
A walk and talk with Katy Martin, Highland Ranger. Friday 18th September. Meet at 7 p.m. Contact us for more information and to reserve a place.

MARCH/APRIL ENCLOSURE ERECTION (completed)
Community volunteers are erecting an enclosure to facilitate the protection of a limited number of newly planted selected native trees. It is anticipated that the enclosure will also encourage and protect an area for indigenous wildflowers