of Aros Park
Isle of Mull
in the Park
the birds which can be seen in Aros Park are:
Great Tit Blue Tit
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
only: Garden Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher Redstart
number of Red Deer lives in the Park, and rabbits; neither is causing concern,
so there are no plans to manage them. Otters are also to be found
in the Park.
has been achieved by Forest Enterprise from their own resources, although
they have more recently been aided by grants from the Millennium Forest
for Scotland Trust.
TO THE FUTURE.
Commission in the past made mistakes by allowing the Park to decline, as
outlined earlier. Criticisms have been made, often without much thought
- for instance when land has had to be severely cleared of the Rhododendon
Ponticum, it would tend to look bare and spartan. Instead of criticising
Forest Enterprise for making the land unattractive, with a little common
sense it should be realised that the land is being managed, and therefore
will become more attractive in time. However, only time will tell
whether all the hard work being invested now will be a success.
the community becomes more involved, the Park will not only continue to
give the islanders pleasure, but will become a major attraction for tourists,
whether cycling, walking, fishing, studying plant-life and rocks, picnicking
or simply walking the dog. It also could and should be promoted as
an educational resource, for the use of schools, youth groups and art groups.