YOUNG WILDCATS – and slow worms

March 10th 2019

Here is an account of the most recent Lochinver wildlife watch group exploits……….

“Lochinver Wildlife Watch group spent a great afternoon learning about slow worms and how to help them. We saw about ten slow worms. They were mostly males because they wake up first. We learned they are not snakes and neither slow nor worms, indeed they are legless lizards. Their main predator are domestic cats and they like to keep warm in compost heaps and under bits of tin. They have just woken up from hibernation. We spent the afternoon building the some shelters using old logs, bits of carpet and some sheets of tin.”

Lochinver Wildlife Watch Group

Bronia, Catherine, Corwin, Eilidh, Grace, Harry, James, Jamie, Lexie, Lucy, Sadie, Seamus, Vaughn

March 2019

Photographs show Lochinver Wildlife Watch Group learning about, and creating habitat for, slow worms with Andy Summers the Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger.

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