Part of the Inverewe Garden is the Pinewood Trail which takes about an hour. It is ten minutes walk from the campsite and the wood was originally planted 100 years ago.
The area has and still is undergoing changes to revert it back to native woodland species that can survive the weather! As the National Trust says “…the aim is to achieve a diverse landscape that includes an harmonious mixture of native woodland and moorland”.
We kept our eyes peeled for a sighting of the Pine Marten who keeps pinching the fat balls off of the bird table but he kept out of sight. The other night though we say him skulking around the base of the table, but then he realised we were watching him and ran off into the bushes. Apparently they love cheese (he has already been treated to Parmesan…) and bread with raspberry jam.
We’ll try the jam and let you know if we’re successful in spotting him!
Today was also our official start date with the Club but it also happened to be our day off – good start!