Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Signs of Otters

 As well as being a wonderful woodland (as I blogged about in this post) the RSPB Wood of Cree Reserve overlooks this lovely patch of water that is a favourite haunt of otters (click on the photos below and you should be able to read the signs!). We didn't see any otters while we were there.

For Signs Signs

You can read my poem about otters, inspired by a road sign in Orkney here.

As ever, red text contains hyperlinks that take you to other web-pages where you can find out more.

18 comments:

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

I remember the "Otters crossing" sign just outside Kirkwall, Orkneys!

Bill said...

way of the otter
I lean against
the breeze

Pat said...

It would be fun to see the otters splashing around in the water. It's nice that the sign gives guides as to where and when it would be good to see them.

Martha Z said...

They are elusive creatures. I've been fortunate to see them several times in the preserves where we live but I've never gotten a good shot of them.

RedPat said...

I;ve only seen one in the wild once - in a river in Florida - and it was quite thrilling!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We've seen river otters a couple of times -- they really are wonderful playful creatures ---

Gemma Wiseman said...

I'd so love to see the otters at play! Only watched videos of them! Love the informative signs!

ewok1993 said...

that must be the place to see otters.

eileeninmd said...

I have only seen otters once and I was thrilled. It is a beautiful habitat for them. Great shots!

Caroline Gill said...

What a nice polite sign! We looked hard on Skye, but saw no otter signs (or otters) this time - or on Mull. I think the bad weather had something to do with it ... with poor visibility at times.

Genie said...

I love that they ask you to walk quietly. I have never seen an otter crossing. It would be a treat if I did.genie

Rabbits' Guy said...

An otter watching is a happy watching!

House of Rabbits reinstated! Thanks for helping.

Christina said...

Otters are the most fun creatures to watch do their thing.

Angela Recada said...

I am always so impressed by how many wild spaces you are able to visit, and the birds and other wildlife you encounter. Otters! How lovely!

Lesley said...

I love that the signs points out good otter spotting locations - and the reminders to be quiet!
Tarka was one of my favourite books when I was growing up.

Clytie said...

I love seeing signs that are made in the outline of the critters they are talking about. Too bad you didn't see any otters - they are so fun!

Dianne said...

I'd love to see an otter in person, never have

Sandy's witterings said...

Looks interesting -and not far away from me. I must get along there sometime.