Please book your place on the walks/ tours by purchasing a ticket.   To purchase tickets press the “Add to cart” button. This will add 1 ticket, press the button again to add another ticket or go to the “Cart” button on the menu bar – this will take you to your basket where you can review your order, enter your details and continue to make your secure payment by Paypal.       If you prefer to pay by bank transfer or cannot pay on line, please contact us by phone – 07984 975 095, or e-mail events@perthshirewildlife.co.uk  

Winter Wildlife & Plant Explorers – The Hermitage, Boxing Day, 2pm.


Winter Wildlife & Plant Explorers at the Hermitage, near Dunkeld.

Join us for a tour at the beautiful Hermitage to walk off your Christmas lunch! We’ll be looking for winter wildlife & seeing how they survive the winter, discover who the adventurous Perthshire Plant Explorers were, explore the Atlantic salmon’s amazing life cycle and do a spot of wild plant foraging too! We’ll enjoy the dramatic Black Linn waterfall, some of the country’s tallest trees and some mulled wine at the end!

This is a walk suitable for adults and families and will last approx 1.5 to 2 hours. There are prizes for anyone spotting a Red squirrel!

Wear warm, waterproof clothes and walking boots as the paths might be slippery.

A map of the meeting place will be sent with booking confirmation.

Key species: Red squirrel, Atlantic salmon, Great-spotted woodpecker, Wood sorrel, Douglas fir, Dunkeld larch.

Red squirrel-Nadia Tighe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red squirrel by Nadia Tighe

Price: £7.50

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Winter Wildlife by the River Tay, Birnam – 2nd January.

Winter Wildlife by the River Tay, Birnam – Wednesday, 2nd January, meeting at 11am.

Join us for a fun family walk looking for the winter wildlife that lives on and near the beautiful River Tay. We will look at how they survive the winter, learn how to tell if a cone has been chewed by a right or left-handed squirrel and spot feeding signs of the local beaver family! We will do a spot of wild plant foraging & hear terrific tales about the local trees!

This is a walk suitable for adults and families and will last approx 1.5 to 2 hours. There are prizes for anyone spotting a Red squirrel!

Wear warm, waterproof clothes and walking boots as the paths might be slippery.

* Special New Year Offer for families! Buy 3 or more tickets and get one free!*

A map of the meeting place will be sent with booking confirmation.

Key species: Red squirrel, European beaver, Atlantic salmon, Long tailed tit, Wood sorrel, Birnam Oak & Sycamore.

Red squirrel-Nadia Tighe

 

Price: £7.50

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See beavers in the wild – with a Private Beaver Safari!

Experience the evening wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in spring or summer. This is the best time to easily see the wild-living beaver family of the River Ericht and makes an excellent gift (so we are told!).

We will meet you in central Blairgowrie & transport you to the River Ericht. We have a short walk to the river during which you will find out about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers. We will do a bit of riverside foraging too! Although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we have had a 100% success rate of seeing the beavers on this trip in 2018 and 2017, as well as regular sightings of kingfishers and occasional otter appearances!

The safari is suitable for up to four people – we have to keep numbers low so we don’t disturb the beavers – and will last approx two and a half hours. Date to be arranged at your convenience by contacting Daniele on events@perthshirewildlife.co.uk and if purchased as a gift, is valid for one year from date of purchase.

One of our reviewers on TripAdvisor said ‘This is a great treat of a trip. Ourselves and our two children spent a wonderful evening with Daniele last week, sitting on cushions as evening fell watching 6 wonderfully engaging beavers swimming and grooming in the water and on the river bank, while a king fisher swooped backwards and forwards above. Daniele was very knowledgeable about both beavers and the wider natural environment and really got the kids interested – and she was lovely to boot! Many thanks for an unforgettable evening.’

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Sand martin, Dipper, Goosander.


Beaver eating Sweet cicely on Private Beaver Safari in June 2015

Film footage of a Beaver collecting food on the River Ericht

Collecting willow branches

Price: £80.00

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Half-day Beaver Safari

This trip takes in two beaver locations where they live in different habitats. The first part of the trip goes to a location where beavers have built a series of amazing dams and we can easily see how they have changed the surroundings to produce wetlands. This is followed by a trip to a nearby river to enjoy an evening of watching the beaver family that lives there. With their lodge in the riverbank and no dams, these beavers have had a minimal impact on their environment.

This is a great trip to learn all about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers and wetlands. Although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we have had a 100% success rate on our evening trips in 2018 and 2017.

This safari is for up to four people and will last approx four hours in the afternoon and evening.

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Sand martin, Dipper, Goosander.

 

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Price: £120.00

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Beaver Safari by Canoe.

We have teamed up with local canoeing experts to deliver this new tour, which takes place on a sheltered section of the River Tay close to Perth or a small loch close to Blairgowrie.

Canoeing is an ideal way to get close to wildlife with minimal disturbance and we usually see a variety of bird life as well as the local beaver lodge, beaver trails, evidence of feeding and  the beavers themselves ( and although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we see the beavers on around 60% of our canoe safaris). The best time to see the beavers is in the evening but we can run the tour at any time.

The Beaver Safari by Canoe includes canoeing instruction, your canoe, buoyancy aid, guiding by your wildlife guide and a wee dram at the end!

Prices for a 2 hour event with 2-6  participants are £45 per person.  Clyde Muirshiel Rangers have a blog article about their trip here:  http://clydemuirshiel.co.uk/30052-2/

Contact Daniele for availability on: events@perthshirewildlife.co.uk

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Osprey, Sand martin, Heron, Sandpiper.

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Photo by Piotr Gudan

Price: £45.00

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