Welcome to the Caithness Countryside Volunteers!
We are a group of volunteers with an interest in the environment and willing to give up a small amount of our time once a month to undertake various environmental projects. The group is organised by the Highland Council Countryside Rangers.
Some projects we have undertaken this year include path clearance at Badbea to improve access to the site, planting of a native hedge at Guidibest to provide a biodiversity rich habitat, and our annual kidney vetch planting at Dunnet. This project was started in 2006 with the aim of improving habitat for the small blue butterfly, a national priority species which has a small colony at Dunnet. By planting kidney vetch of local source behind the dunes and up to the forest, we are hoping to increase the area of available breeding habitat for this species.
It is these two species that were the inspiration for our logo.
The Highland Council Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. This wide range of events and activities is aimed at local communities and visitors alike.