We have a new Education Officer volunteer up at the Mull. She's called Ursula and is fantastic! Starting this week she will be running family events at the Mull exploring wildlife, having tons of fun, and getting creative. Events are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the rest of July and August. There's no need to book, and more details about workshops and times are on the website.
If you are local to the area, you might particularly like the Monday afternoon Summer Club - a two hour workshop where we will be exploring different aspects of the reserve each week, and then using our discoveries to get creative. The workshops are from 2 until 4 every Monday - and you'll need outdoor clothing (just in case!). Here's some pictures of our workshop making beachcomber mobiles from last year.
Just a month to go until our Razorbill Ramble sponsored walk! On Sunday 5th August, I will be guiding a 10 kilometre walk from the Mull of Galloway RSPB visitor centre, taking in fantastic sea views, coastal wild flowers, razorbills, kittiwakes and guillemots, and (hopefully) some chicks too. Why not register and raise some funds for our conservation work at the Mull of Galloway? All funds will be used to protect and promote our spectacular wildlife on this clifftop reserve. Phone Ailsa Burns on 0131 317 4174 or email email@example.com to register. There will also be a shorter guided walk, for anyone who loves to get out and about with nature, but doesn't want to take on the full 10k challenge.
The bell heather is finally coming out, and everything is turning mid-summer purply pink. In a couple of weeks the ling (common heather) will also start blossoming. Here are some pictures of our wild flowers that Ursula, our new education volunteer, took today at the very wet and misty Mull:
And here's one to enjoy from your warm, cosy living room -
All photos: Ursula Ziegler
I hope the summer sunshine makes a comeback sometime soon!
However, if you are sick of staying indoors, why not join us on our Beachcomber walk tomorrow at New England Bay? We will be exploring the coast and maybe even doing a bit of beach art - come rain or shine! We start at 11a.m.