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Places are available at Loch Earn Nature Watch to enjoy waterside wildlife watching guided by professionals, in the private garden of an ancient thatched cottage in Lochearnhead.
Loch Earn tourism business owners Kim and Fraser Proven, of Briar Cottages, and Andrea Hudspeth of Aquila Ecology, have collaborated to offer a series of lochside nature viewing events as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
The first event in the series is on Sunday May 17 at 10.30am. The two-hour, adult-only session, will take place in Lochearnhead.
Binoculars and telescopes will be supplied by Andrea and ornithologist Terry Williams of Aquila Ecology, who are based in St Fillans. The nature-loving pair will lead the watch, sharing information on Loch Earn’s resident wildlife and summer visitors.
Andrea said: ‘I love what I do, whether its consultancy, surveys, training or leading local bird-craft walks and nature tours at home or further afield. We expect to see a variety of garden birds, bees and butterflies, though the icing on the cake will be spotting ospreys and golden eagles.’
Spaces are limited. For full terms, information and to secure a place email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets cost £6 per person. Places are offered on a first to book basis. Summer and autumn Loch Earn nature watch events have been announced for July 12 and September 13, 2020.