Talk on Wildlife Walks

 A talred squirrel photok on Monday (1 September) about wildlife walks around Inverness will kick start a new series of lunchtime presentations on biodiversity topics running at the city’s Highland Council headquarters building on Glenurquhart Road.  

You do not have to go far to find the great wildlife that we have on our doorstep and Katy Martin, Senior Ranger for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, will be telling people all about the places they can visit in the city to spot wildlife and give information about the creatures they may be able to see there.  

Fungi will be under the spot light on 6 October while slugs and snails will be the topic in November.  Other themes that will be covered up until June 2015 include Highland Aspen, the Gaidhlig names of the months, canal wildlife, the plan for safeguarding Highland Wildcats and dragonflies.  

The Council’s Biodiversity Officer Jonathan Willet said:  “The lunchtime talks are a great chance for people to meet up and find out more about not only wildlife but the environments that support them. The guest speakers are experts in their field and are happy to answer questions. The programme throughout the year is very varied with lots of topics covered and anyone is welcome to come along.”  

The Biodiversity talks that have been running since 2012 usually take place on the first Monday of each month and are open to anyone. If you are a member of the public and would like to attend then all you need to do is turn up at the reception of the Council headquarters in Glenurquhart Road at 12.30 on the day of the talk and you will either be taken to the Council Chamber or directed to it. The talks start at 12.45 and finish at 13.15 with some time for questions afterwards.  

If you are not on the circulation list for the talks but would like to receive an e-mailed  summary of each talk and a reminder of the talk coming up a week before it is due to happen then please contact Jonathan Willet on 01463 702274 or e-mail




28 Aug 2014