Events

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.

 

Monday 7th August – Love Our Planet
Come along for an afternoon of games and art activities with the ranger service.
Suitable for 6-10 year olds, £4 each.
Please bring suitable clothing for outdoors.
Time and place: 2 – 4 pm, meet at NTS Shelter (red roofed building) Iona.
Further information: Booking recommended 07717581405 or 01681 700659

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.

Time: 11am-1.30pm

Meet: North Loch Frisa car park (Tobermory-Dervaig road)

Further info: 07540792650 or mull.ranger@gmail.com

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

tbc

 

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

tbc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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