World Ranger Day - Inverewe
WORLD RANGER DAY – Monday 31 July
BATS, BUTTERFLIES AND THE BIG FIVE!
Come and join us at Inverewe on World Ranger Day exploring the Garden and wider estate – there is so much to see and learn! Events led by Katie Dixon, our Corrieshalloch Gorge and Inverewe Ranger. All events start at the Inverewe Visitor Centre
THE BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT – all day
Over the whole day Inverewe Garden will be taking part in the Big Butterfly Count which is happening over that time. There will be posters around and ID sheets that can be collected from the Visitor Centre for people to take if they wish. In between times the Ranger will be around the Garden looking for butterflies and talking to visitors about the role of Rangers in monitoring species and adding to Citizen Science projects
MAKING BUTTERFLY MASKS: 10.00 -11.00
The ranger will be running a session for children making butterfly masks which can be worn to promote the Big butterfly count which is taking place at Inverewe on World Ranger Day.
THE BIG FIVE WALK: 11.30 – 14.30
A Guided walk on the wider estate looking for signs of the Big 5 and the wildness that waits at the edge of the Gardens talking about things we see and the role of Rangers in guiding walks and promoting access to wild spaces. Bring your lunch and drinks, and clothing/footwear appropriate for wet conditions!
GOING BATTY – MAKING BAT BOXES: 15.30
Making Bat boxes. Come along and make bat boxes that can be used on the Inverewe Estate to encourage more bat habitats. The Ranger will talk about engagement with other conservation groups ie the Bat conservation trust and how practical activities like making bat boxes can be taken into schools and community settings to spread the message of conservation.
GOING BATTY 2 – A BAT WALK: 20.30
A bat walk on the Pinewood trail starting at the Inverewe Visitor Centre using bat detectors. Come and find out how to use bat detectors and find out where the bats are living around the Inverewe Estate.
For more information about events, please call the Visitor Centre on 01445 781229
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