MULL Otter Group and children from Lochdonhead, Ulva, Dervaig and Lochaline primary schools celebrated World Otter Day in style on May 31.
Lochaline P6 and P7 pupils joined a day-long Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions tour donated by one of Scotland’s most experienced wildlife guides, David Woodhouse. Their day included sightings of sea eagles, hen harriers, golden eagles and a male otter which had caught a huge conger eel.
At Craignure Bunkhouse, 23 children, P1 to P5, had a fun-filled day of otter activities organised by the Mull Otter Group. They learned how to spot otter signs and found out how to care for an injured animal.
Comar’s Andi Stevens led story-telling and movement with an otter theme and Glasgow University zoology student Laura Penny helped the children find out about otter bones.
With local artist Faith Holmes, they made a collage of an otter scene.
After Imogen Moulsdale turned them into otters with her face-paints, children wrote postcard messages otters would like to send to humans. Donald Trump, Theresa May and others... you’ll be hearing from them.
Otter face painting.