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Join us for a BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements at Dùn Coillich

A BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements

On the 24th June from 14:00 we will be having a BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements at Dùn Coillich. Please let Bill, williamhoare@btinternet.com or Heather projectofficer@hpclt.org know no later than Thursday 22nd June if you are planning attending. We will need a few folk to help with the setting up etc. Bring all the family and friends. If you want a drink, BYOB. A short guided walk may be available afterwards.

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Heather has been working with Grandtully Primary School on a camera trap project with Scottish Natural Heritage. The children had the camera trap in their school grounds and up at Dun Coillich. The film they made for the project was chosen as one of the winning entrys in the video competition run by SNH. Their prize is a shiny new camera trap for the school to keep! Here is the link here to their final video entry: https://youtu.be/i8vQzPjlnuo.

Dùn Coillich Butterfly Transect

Common Heath Moth

Tim Fison and Richard Paul walked the Dùn Coillich Butterfly Transect today. The species of butterflies encountered were - Green Veined Whites, Green Hairstreak and Orange Tip (both males and females seen). A number of moth caterpillars were seen as well and the identification of these awaits a statement from Butterfly Conservation.

Kenmore primary visit

Kenmore primary visit

We had another great day up the hill today, this time with the P6/7 class from Kenmore primary. They worked hard putting tree tubes on the trees they planted earlier in the spring and then had great fun pond dipping in the 'scrapes' in the afternoon. It was great to have such an engaged class so keen to learn, even the rain did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm!

Black grouse watch

Black grouse watch

A chance to see these impressive birds strut their stuff at the Dùn Coillich lek, against the stunning backdrop of Schiehallion. Join RSPB Scotland, the John Muir Trust and the Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) on a guided walk to watch this lekking display.

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