Hi Seasonal Ranger Ryan here.
Sorry it has taken me so long to reveal my secret project focus. It has been a perfect storm of Demolition, construction and repair work up in Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park!
The focus subject of my project is to search for Pine Martens. There have not been any official sightings in Clyde Muirshiel Country Park, but there have been sightings in nearby Kilbirnie, and the county park has a lot of potential food and water sources for a Pine Marten territory.
To put my task into perspective, Pine Marten territories are HUGE and I have 6 camera traps at my disposal. It took 30 cameras for a positive sighting in a country park down in England, I however remain hopeful.
More great news! The first two project videos covering my findings from August and September are now available on Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park’s YouTube channel.
Here are the links:
My August video focuses on the Roe Deer rutting season, and my September video covers a visit from a close relative to Pine Martens, a fellow mustelid. I hope you all enjoy it!