“The world came to a halt” is a phrase that is often used when we look back on the beginning of 2020, but there’s comfort to be found in the fact that, actually, it didn’t. Our usual routines may have been put on hold, but wildlife was carrying on as normal – and people noticed it more.
For rangers all over Scotland daily, local walks became the new routine, spotting wildlife, listening to birdsong and experiencing the transition of seasons.
A previous NTS seasonal ranger at Brodick, Stephen Reeves, (now at Dorenell Ranger Service on the Glenfiddich Estate) has made a video of one of the ways we can connect with nature over the winter – tracking animal prints. He shows us how to interpret snowy footprints to get an understanding of what’s been going on in a woodland near him.
On Thursday March 4th one of Stephen’s colleagues, Mark Johnston will be the speaker at the next Arran Natural History Society talk.
Mark will share a ranger eye view of the nature and wildlife of the Cabrach and Glenfiddich, from salmon in the Deveron to eagles over Corryhabbie hill and everything in between, from grassland to grouse moor to wind farm.
For the zoom link please contact Jackie Kemp at email@example.com
The meeting starts at 7.30pm and there is no cost to attend.