Mull and Iona Ranger Service Events 2017
Costs for most events are:
Adults £8, Children £4 and family group (2A and 2C £20)
We can plan events, but not the weather! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring camera and binoculars if you have them and picnic if it is over lunch time. Also remember the Scottish Midge!
Friday 4th August -Bunessan Show
Come along and meet the Rangers at the Bunessan Show.
Wednesday 9th August – Skydancer Spotting
Join Rachel for a guided wander in search of the Hen Harrier – a raptor famous for it’s skydancing display. Hen Harriers breed really well on the island and are safe here from the on-going illegal raptor persecution taking place across the remainder of Scotland and England. We’ll discuss the threats they face as well as the continued campaign and conservation work needed to keep these birds from local extinction.
So, hopefully we’ll be able to spot some of them in action – young harriers should be taking to the wing so we’ll have lots of opportunity to enjoy them. We’ll also watch out for other local species including Golden Eagle, White-tailed eagle, Short-eared owls, reptiles and wildflowers.
Meet: North Loch Frisa car park (Tobermory-Dervaig road)
Further info: 07540792650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 9th August – One Planet Picnic
Enjoy a walk at Tireragan nature reserve and perhaps a beautiful sandy beach, for a One Planet Picnic! Are you up for the challenge of preparing your packed lunch with as much local, organic, seasonal, ethical produce as possible? You could check out Mull’s great local producers for meat, cheese, jams, chutneys, salad, bread or biscuits, or try a recipe using something grown in your own garden…and don’t forget fair-trade snacks like fruit, nuts or chocolate! Along the way we might have a chance to supplement our supplies with some foraging, we’ll look for wildlife as we go and talk about why this food is good for us and good for the planet. Come and join in!
Time: 11am start – length of walk to suit participants
Meet: Knockvologan – car park for Tireragan nature reserve
Bring: Footwear with ankle support, clothing appropriate to the weather, your One Planet Picnic
More info: 01681 700659 or 07717581405
Thursday 10th August – Salen Show
Come along to meet the Rangers at Salen Show.
Wednesday 16th August – Iona Shelter drop-in
Wednesday 23rd August – Erraid Adventure
A walk exploring the natural and cultural history of this tidal island (setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’), with options to stop off at the seal colony, lighthouse observatory and a beautiful sandy beach. Time: 11am-3pm
Meet: Knockvologan farm
Bring: a packed lunch and drink, waterproofs, footwear with ankle support (as some of the route is over boggy, uneven ground)
Booking: Recommended, 01681 700659 or 07717581405
Wednesday 30th August – Iona Shelter drop-in