We were all very excited to see the frame for our new building go up this week. We can now get a feel for the size of the building which can be hard to gauge from drawings. It also shows the fantastic view that staff, volunteers and visitors will have of the loch from the Centre.
Out on site, Robert and his team have also been hard at work transforming the grounds. The pond has been dug out and we have volunteers coming along from Lloyds Bank in May to put down the lining ready for use. The poly-tunnels are also due to arrive soon so hopefully we can still get some plants in this year. Our "loo with a view" composting toilet is having a disabled access ramp put in place that will ensure access for all.
As for wildlife, Robert and his team have been keeping staff, currently off-site at Carlyle House, up to date with the visitors to the loch. 5 individual Great Crested Grebes have been spotted as well as Woodpeckers who regularly make an appearance at the bird hide. The stars of the show so far this year has to be the 2 Kingfishers which have attracted much attentions over the past few weeks. The amazing picture shown here was taken by Roy Balfour. You can visit our Bird Watch page on our website which details the birds spotted at Kinghorn Loch over the past few years as recorded by Danny Wallace.