Events 2019

We can plan events, but not the weather! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring camera and binoculars if you have them and picnic if it is over lunch time. Also remember the Scottish Midge!

Wednesday 24th July – Bunessan Biodiversity drop-in
Meet the ranger in the grounds of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre to investigate what’s flowering, singing, flying, creeping or crawling in the mini wildflower meadow, amongst the trees or on the stone walls of the old mill.  We’ll set a (harmless) moth trap overnight so come at 10am if you are interested in seeing what we’ve found!
Time: drop-in any time between 10am and 1pm
Cost: free but donations appreciated

Wednesday 24th July – Bat walk in Aros Park.
Join us to spend an evening learning about Bats! We will have a brief introductory chat before the bats begin to emerge, with some fun facts and a low-down on bat detectors. We’ll then head off for an easy stroll along a “bat route”. We’ll be able to hear the bats echo location in action whilst they move overhead and identify the species too!
Time:                    6.45pm – 8.45 pm
Cost:                      Cost: £8/£4
Meet:                    Aros Park car park.
Bring:                    Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for an outdoor evening, torch, bat detector if you have one
Booking:        Recommended, 01680 300640 or 07765898600

Monday 29th July – Fun in the Sun – Calgary
Come and join the Ranger Service for a morning of outdoor fun at Calgary Art in Nature, for primary school-aged children
Time:                    11am-1pm
Cost:                      £4
Meet:                    Calgary Café
Bring:                    Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, midge repellent
Booking:              Recommended: 01680300640 or 07765898600

Tuesday 30th July – Fun in the Sun – Aros Park
Come and join the Ranger Service for a morning of outdoor fun at Aros Park for primary school aged children
Time:                    11am-1pm
Cost:                      £4
Meet:                    Main car park
Bring:                    Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, midge repellent
Booking:              Recommended: 01680300640 or 07765898600

Wednesday 21st August – Den Building, Bird feeders and other assorted wild activities  
A fun filled day, learning how to recycle everyday items into bug hotels, bird feeders and other things to help nature thrive in your garden. Along with den building and generally letting your child (or inner child) have a fun day in the woods. Meet in Aros Park, just outside Tobermory on the road towards Salen.
Time: 11am – 3pm
Cost: £8 per Adult and £4 per Child 
More Information: Please call 07519372138

Wednesday 28th August – Walk to Shiaba
Explore the natural and cultural history of the area around this deserted township, with spectacular views towards neighbouring islands and chance of seeing golden eagles.
Meet: Bunessan village carpark (to share lifts up the track to start of walk)
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: £8 adult, £4 child
Bring: a picnic lunch and drink, footwear with good ankle support, binoculars if you have them
Booking: Recommended, 01681 700659 or 07717581405

Wednesday 4th September- Guided walk Langamull Beach and Kildavie Archaeology
A guided walk, a chance to get to see more of the Island and learn about the bird/plant/tree life that live here. As well as learn about some important history and archaeological sights! Plus a chance to picnic on the beach
Meet: Langamull roadside car park
Time: 11 am Start
Cost: £8 per Adult and £4 per Child
More Information and Booking: Please call 07519372138

Wednesday 11th September – Iona Shelter drop-in with HWDT
Want to find out more about Iona’s wildflowers, seashore creatures, marine mammals and other wildlife?  Drop-in to the National Trust for Scotland’s Shelter (red-roofed building near the pier) to meet staff from Mull and Iona Ranger Service and the Hebridean Whale Trail and join in with one of our mini-wildlife-walks happening throughout the day.
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: free but donations welcome
More information: 01681 700659 or 07717581405

18th September –  Hide Drop in
An all-day drop in at Loch Torr Hide (on the road between Dervaig and Tobermory), meet the Mull and Iona ranger and learn more about the wildlife that lives around this wonderful Island, with information on the wildlife as well as a chance to hopefully see Eagles, Otters, and other birdlife.
Meet: Loch Torr hide
Time: 10 am-4pm
Cost: Free but Donations welcome  
More Information: Please call 07519372138,