Here in Scotland, Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve is 25 years old!!.
To celebrate an event has been organised to take place on Sunday 28th August, between 12 noon and 5pm.
There will be: a treasure trail; nest box building; bushcraft; venison recipes & tasting; and, a bird ringing demonstration.
In addtion, Reserve staff will be on hand to show visitors what is involved in deer stalking including allowing visitors the opportunity to undertake a virtual laser-stalk and see how all-terrain vehicles are used on the Reserve.
And to cap off the day, the new network of all-abilities trails will be officially opened by Dave Thompson, the local member of the Scottish Parliment.
If you are in the area on that day please come along and experience a fabulous place.
Creag Meagaidh NNR is an iconic nature conservation site in Scotland as it is one of the first sites in the UK to undertake positive management for woodland expansion without using deer fences. The balance of grazing is managed to: allow woodland to expand; restoration of ground habitats such as wet & dry heath; and, as a result a wide range of species can flourish or recolonise. In Spring 2011, there was a record number of lekking male black grouse counted - 72!! The Reserve is a great place to see red and roe deer in their natural habitat of woodland and moorland with the trail through Coire Ardair a great place to see & hear rutting red deer stags in the autumn.
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