Six spot burnett moth on thistle

Go Slow Guided Walk, Bats and What's that Moth?

in Groups by Lucy Beattie
Get out and about in nature, meet others. Join local ranger Jenny Grant at Garve on the evening of Wednesday 15th August for two ranger-led events.

Entry by donation, your place must be pre-booked. A great opportunity to get out and about in nature and take in the sights and smells. Suitable for all ages. 

Date: Wednesday 15th August 

Go slow woodland walk, Garve: 6.00pm – 8.30pm 

Is summer hurtling by too fast? Slow down and join the ranger for a walk on track around the woodlands and riverside at Garve. We’ll take in the smells, sounds and small sights on this gentle evening walk over bridges and past trees. Everyone is welcome on this 3.5km/2.25mi walk. 

Please wear sturdy footwear and midge repellent. Booking essential by 2pm on the day. Booking ref: 001078DING 

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage. 

Booking: Please click here to book Contact: jenny.grant@highlifehighland.com, 01854 613904

What’s that Moth? Rogie Falls: 8.45pm – 10pm  

This is a self-led moth event at Rogie Falls, a site known to lure moths in from afar. The ranger will be on hand with caught examples, to lend pots, help identify and tell you about anything you find. There will also be bat detectors if you would like a go of one. 

Booking is not required but please email/call to say if you plan to come or to ask any questions. 

Distance <0.5km. All ages welcome.

Jenny Grant Ranger
Jenny Grant, Highlife Highland Ranger

The Future...

High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. This wide range of events and activities is aimed at local communities and visitors alike.

The community needs survey of 2016 suggested a greater need for community activities, social events and activities for children.  The ranger service is a great way for people to come together in nature, learn more about particular aspects of natual history, enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle and share experiences.

Imogen Furlong of the Ranger Service has been in touch with GDDC and said:

We are particularly interested in facilitating communities to interact with their local environment in recreation and environmental education. 

As well the Ranger service, we offer a variety of outdoor activities, paddle sports, rock and hillside sports. For the pre-schoolers we have developed a programme called puddle jumpers.  We'd be happy to put a bespoke package together for the community and would be happy to travel to Garve and District.

Imogen Furlong, Ranger Service

What do our community members think?  Would you like to see more activities in nature?  If so please submit your suggestions and comments below....

Questions & Comments

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Blair Millen said:

I'm all for nature activities. Perhaps future events could include:

  • trees
  • history of the area
  • regular guided walks

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Pamela Morrison said:

Going  back 11 months in comments under groups ,I am prompted to relay the concern about  the spraying of roadsides  which may be resulting in  high numbers of dead bees being found in Garve area.Nature groups and Rangers might research this and also wonder about aspects of human health too. l believe some school children have  noticed this as well as adults.l hope they are not too shy to comment on line...

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Pamela Morrison said:

I just read in the R.Journal that pressure is being put on Highland Council by many of the council workers to review and discontinue use of  herbicides containing glycosphate, especially in public spaces.Alternative affordable weed killing options will be investigated for trial, demonstration and costing....A welcome step by a Council which has declared 'a climate emergency' said Green MSP John Finnie.

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