Blairgowrie Wildlife

Happy new year!

Jan 03

Happy new year!

Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

It’s early January and we’d like to wish all our customers and other wildlife fans a very happy new year.
Every year we donate to a conservation or animal welfare charity and this year we have decided to support Animals Asia for all their work in helping to end the very cruel bear bile trade in the Far East. They recently rescued six bears in Vietnam, which now look forward to a much happier future. More info about the charity can be found on their website. Read More >

Goodbye swifts!

Aug 26

Goodbye swifts!

Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again – our summer migrants are heading off to warmer climes and the skies feel distinctly empty. Most of our swifts left in the first fortnight of August, with the few remaining still feeding late chicks in the nest. In the days before their departure it seems that their screaming parties sound even more excited than usual.  Read More >

Spring birdsong

Mar 13

Spring birdsong

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017

It’s almost mid-March and our garden birds are starting the dawn chorus at about 6am, with the robin being one of the earliest. Birds sing so strongly at this time of the year as they are establishing territories and trying to attract a mate. 

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Beavers are back for good!

Dec 06

Beavers are back for good!

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2016

On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. The decision was made after a wait of a number of years and was welcomed by conservationists across Scotland and the UK. And us!  Read More >

Guided Beaver Tours – great fun!

Aug 03

Guided Beaver Tours – great fun!

Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2016

We have had great viewings of the 2 kits, the yearlings and the adults of our little beaver family on the Ericht on all our recent tours.It is wonderful to spend a couple of hours watching the family behave in a completely natural way – grooming, eating, collecting food and interacting with each other. I can’t think of a nicer way to spend an evening and many people who have bought the Guided Beaver Tour as a gift have said what a great present it has been.The only down side is the midges but they are great food for all the bats, swifts, swallows and sand martins that are flitting about! Read More >

Summertime & dragonflies

May 27

Summertime & dragonflies

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016

We had quite a chilly spring up until a few weeks ago so I wasn’t too surprised (though a bit disappointed) not to see any damselflies (or dragonflies) in April. However, after a number of days of hot weather, the first of the season’s damselflies and dragonflies are now emerging. Read More >

Spring is on it's Way!

Mar 04

Spring is on it's Way!

Posted on Friday, March 04, 2016

Snowdrops have been out for a few weeks now, crocuses are just unfurling and daffodils will be in flower within a few days. It’s always a special time of year - the cusp between the end of winter and the start of spring. It’s nature that tells us when spring is here – the birds start singing to establish their breeding territories and we heard our first blackbird song of the year just the other day. It was so beautiful that we uploaded a short clip on to our Youtube channel here.  It’s well worth a listen!   Read More >

Beaver Safari by canoe!

Jan 17

Beaver Safari by canoe!

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Perthshire has a bonanza of special wildlife and one of the species that we are very well known for is the European Beaver. Perthshire has a beaver population of up to 200 individuals on the River Tay catchment, which includes the Rivers Isla and Ericht and their tributaries. As well as being found on rivers, they can be found living in lochs and large ponds. Read More >