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.
This week we had a fabulous Beaver Safari by canoe with local canoeing experts Outdoor Explore. We explored a loch close to Blairgowrie, where we knew beavers had been recently seen.
It was great fun with nice, easy canoeing and we could easily see lots of evidence of the beaver family; an amazing lodge, beaver canals, feeding stations and chewed branches!
Please get in touch if you’d like to take part in a Beaver Safari – by canoe or, of course, we continue to carry out our Beaver Safaris on foot! The Beaver Safari by canoe would include canoeing instruction, your canoe, buoyancy aid, guiding by your wildlife guide and a wee dram at the end!
Outdoor Explore have a film of the dam here.