All Conservation Week volunteers working at Dundreggan Pinewood and on Tree Nursery and Wildlife Weeks will stay at Dundreggan Lodge. This is Trees for Life's field base at the southern boundary of Dundreggan Estate, in Glen Moriston.
Volunteer with us here for a week and make the most of this beautiful location. The Lodge is set in ancient woodland with the Red Burn (Allt Ruadh) running nearby and the hills Binnilidh Bheag and Binnilidh Mhor just on the doorstep.
The Lodge was refurbished in 2009 and is both spacious and comfortable. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large living and dining room with a wood burning stove. A beautiful hand drawn birch mural by Conservation Week focaliser Joan Fairhurst runs the entire length of the living and dining room area, to remind volunteers of the vital work they're carrying out! We even have a drying room for storing wet outdoor gear on the off chance that it rains. The Lodge has a landline that takes both incoming and outgoing calls - most mobile networks offer only patchy coverage. If you would like to know the phone number of the Lodge before your Conservation Week, please contact Becky.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore the Estate on their day off - including visiting the wild boar and walking on the footpaths opened in 2011. We also have a wildlife watching hide at Dundreggan, where if you're lucky you might glimpse red deer, pine marten or one of the many local bird species. The hide has a remote controlled camera that links to a television in the Lodge - so after a day of working outside, you can watch wildlife from the comfort of the living room!
In 2012 we established a new tree nursery at Dundreggan. We've set up an aspen propagation unit in a polytunnel, where we will be growing on aspen collected from root cuttings throughout our Project Area. We'll also be growing some of the rarer and less easily available tree species native to the Caledonian Forest such as eared willow, hazel and juniper.
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For more information on Dundreggan Estate, please visit the Dundreggan homepage here.
Last updated: Thursday, 18-Apr-2013 17:10:04 CEST