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Great news! Thanks to Nature Restoration Fund monies through Perth & Kinross Council/ Tayside Biodiversity Partnership, we will be managing Phase 2 of the Tayside Ponds Project where we will be improving SUDS ponds for wildlife across Perthshire. We will be working with volunteers to dig out ponds, remove invasive/ non-native vegetation and plant pollinator-friendly wildflowers from the Celtica Wildflowers nursery. The first volunteer day is taking place in Perth on the second of December – please get in touch on if you would like to join us.

We are off to Edinburgh this week for the Nature of Scotland Award finals and are hopeful our Tayside Swifts project will do well! And I am going to wear a dress rather than wellies & a fleece, which is a major event in itself.

Did you see our Celtica Wildflowers being planted on living roofs on Countryfile, as part of a feature on Blairgowrie being Scotland’s first Biodiversity Town?  You can see it from 10 minutes, 10 seconds here:

Here is a survey on attitudes to beavers which is part of an undergraduate research project at Aberdeen University – please fill it in if you have a spare 10 mins. Though you will have to be quick as it closes on the 15th of November! The link to the survey is here:

Our Winter Beaver Safaris are going well and we are again able to offer a £20 discount per ticket up to the end of December if you use the code UPTO50OFF when booking on the website. These tours are wonderful for seeing amazing beaver dams, beaver ponds, chewed trees and beaver tracks and trails – you can even collect your own beaver chips and beaver chewed sticks!

Corrie, at almost sixteen and a half, is now completely deaf and blind. Here’s a nice pic of him having a spring sensory walk in Branklyn Gardens in Perth.

I look forward to seeing you on a tour or a volunteering day sometime soon. Daniele