Mysterious little doorways and shelters, small enough for faeries or a “peg person” to child size have been appearing in the woods….. in the Birks of Aberfeldy. This has been
partly due to the increase use by Breadalbane Primary School. This has been done through outdoor education sessions.
PKC Community Greenspace Ranger Service has been supporting a number of groups to complete both the John Muir Awards and Patrick Geddes Awards by introducing them to the woodland and its history and providing conservation tasks, all in line with the woodland management plan.
Other groups such as the Aberfeldy Beaver Scouts are also using this resource. There will be many more that we do not even know about!
This has seen an increase of den building by all user groups. This has unfortunately lead to habitat piles being taken apart for this educational exercise and just for fun. The Ranger Service will therefore be trialing adopt a habitat pile and a designated area for den building and would love to hear what the users of the Birks think of this.