10th October 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Hermitage
Old Military Rd
Dunkeld PH8 0JR (Meet in the lower car park)
Squirrel Scampers (6- 12 year olds) @ The Hermitage

For the younger nature explorers, the Hermitage rangers will run a Squirrel Scampers event on Wednesday 6th September, as part of the Trust’s Nature Nippers Club 2017. Suitable for ages two to five years, the Rangers will take children on the hunt for squirrels and educate them on their natural habitat and what they eat.

Hannah Paterson, a ranger for the National Trust for Scotland in Perthshire, who is responsible for the maintenance and biological monitoring of the Hermitage, said: “It’s important that people are educated on the beautiful woodlands and the various species that live in them so they can better understand and respect these places. It’s beneficial to start this type of education young; this is why we have held the Nature Nippers Club throughout the summer, to educate young children on the types of species found in the woodlands, from trees, birds and animals, to the fantastic world of fungi.

“We encourage people of all ages to come along to our events to learn about and enjoy what our wonderful woodlands have to offer.”

The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s largest conservation charity with 360,000 members and growing, and is the only charity to care for both built and natural heritage.