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Popular Countryside Rangers online winter talks are back!

Popular online talks presented by High Life Highland Countryside Rangers are back this winter, bringing Highland wildlife and landscapes to your home and making them accessible for everyone!

The series of talks begin on Thursday this week (24 November 2022) and each is one hour duration. This week there will be a focus on woodland mammals of the Highlands, past, present and potentially of the future. Marcia Rae, HLH Ranger for Easter Ross, will share information on creatures missing from our landscape and even some that might be coming back.

Marcia Rae, HLH Countryside Ranger, said:

“Following the huge success of last year’s winter talks we have put together these online events focusing on the importance of Highland woodlands, as well as looking at the ways in which we can help conserve and protect these important habitats. All donations taken from these winter talks go back to fund the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger service in Highland.”

All talks will be held online using Microsoft Teams. For more information about any of these events, contact Marcia Rae, 07788387634 [email protected] or visit https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0FvyqmJdFA7S3upPqA5q2JCu54mX3BvNSJvTyj1nNu6ipW8YWiFX6JekyCizzV9BUl&id=100063002480521


Online talks in the programme include:

  • Woodland Mammals, Past, Present and Future: an introduction to the types of woodland we have in the Highlands and the creatures that we find within them, both historically, presently, and potentially in the future.

Thursday 24th November 7pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woodland-mammals-past-present-and-future-tickets-444120866467


  • Boreal Pinewoods: Join Saranne for a wee talk about this fascinating biome. The boreal forest is the largest forest in the world, wrapping right around Earth’s entire northern hemisphere like a giant green headband. It acts as the lungs of the planet, producing much of the air we breathe and influencing the world’s climate.

Thursday 15th December 6:30pm  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/boreal-pinewoods-tickets-    453857198097

  • The Wildlife of Assynt’s Woodlands: an enlightening talk about the unique woodlands and wildlife of Assynt, including some special woodlands and creatures unique to these habitats.

Thursday 12th January 7pm to 8pm   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wildlife-of-assynts-                   woodlands-tickets-464903527967

As well as online talks, High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers run environmental education work with schools and communities, conservation work with volunteers and walks throughout the Highlands aiming to raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife, and heritage. HLH Countryside Rangers work with many organisations in the Highlands to help promote and protect our wildlife and heritage.