Monarchs of the Glen
Scotland's famous rutting stags and golden eagles too!
If you saw Simon King's fascinating reports on the rutting red deer stags of Rum during BBC's Autumnwatch series you'll know why the rut is often regarded as one of Europe's most spectacular wildlife phenomenons.
During the 3-4 weeks of the rut, stags may lose as much as a fifth of their body weight as they vie for control of their harem of hinds. The straths and glens of the Highlands reverberate with the sounds of roaring stags and clashes of antlers are common as newcomers challenge master stags for the attention of the females.
Join Dr David Dixon (Jonathan Willet from 2017) on Monarchs of the Glen, which will combine lively illustrated talks with daily excursions and night-time drives to take you into the heart of red deer territory. We will explore the fascinating physiology and ecology of red deer before heading for the hills to learn more about their habitat and search for the animals themselves. Our expeditions will take in some of the most magnificent scenery the Highlands has to offer, including National Scenic Areas such as Glen Strathfarrar, Glen Cannich and Strathconon.
Join us as we marvel at two of Scotland’s most iconic species – the monarch of the glen and the king of the skies.
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