I have just returned from a holiday on the lovely island of Madeira (yes, I know, no need to rub it in) and was amazed by the lush vegetation and biodiversity of the wildlife. We managed to go on several walks (“levados”) through the mountains and were struck by the similarity to much of our own beautiful Scottish countryside.
At the beginning of this walk, a thought immediately came to mind (apart from the difficulty rating for the walk being vastly different from mine) – this pathway is a job for BTCV Aberdeen!
This might seem like a ridiculous idea, however there are a multitude of similar opportunities available, both locally and internationally, for people wanting a holiday which provides an opportunity to combine conservation with immersing yourself in different cultures – check out BTCV holidays.
The holidays are very popular, with some already filled, but I am hoping that my long suffering (his words) partner will assume domestic duties for a bit, giving me the opportunity to go on one of the remaining holidays.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, the BTCV Aberdeen crew have been very busy over the last couple of weeks, completeing the fencing, boardwalk and step project at Fowlsheugh RSPB reserve and bridge painting at St Cyrus – well done guys on all the hard work.
Finally, I had a great opportunity yesterday to be involved in an Eco Conference for lots of local schools. I was very impressed by how knowledgeable the kids were on climate and conservation issues.
Have a great week, everyone.