Perthshire Wildlife

Dec 10

Winter arrived with a white bang!

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015

In Perthshire we have had lots of rain throughout the autumn, but winter arrived with a huge dump of snow at the end of November and start of December.

We have had a flock of Fieldfares - winter migrants from Scandinavia & Russia - feeding on the apples in Perthshire Wildlife HQ garden. The blackbirds have joined in & all the apples have now been eaten, so the birds have moved on to the Cotoneaster berries.

What we grow in our gardens can make a huge difference to wildlife throughout the whole year, and the majority of our plants are native, nectar-rich, or produce berries over the winter (a combination of all three is the best eg hawthorn and dog rose). Our sister company Celtica Wildflowers grows native wildflowers from Scottish seed and offers advice on how to improve your garden or park for wildlife - drop them a line if you need some assistance with helping your wildlife!

We have a few winter guided walks coming up - Christmas Wildlife at Kinnoull Hill on the 13th & 20th of Dec. This is a fun walk looking at wildlife does to survive over the winter - we will migrate, hide food and spot wildlife in the woods (everyone who spots a red squirrel will win a prize!). And then finish off with making a dragonfly Christmas decoration! More info and tickets can be found here.

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