TV presenter and naturalist Nick Baker is returning to the Cairngorms Big Nature Festival this weekend.
As part of the National Park’s event, the Winterwatch presenter is hosting a ‘Minibeast safari’ – a special family nature exploration at Blair Atholl.
Mr Baker said: “I am delighted to have been invited back to the Cairngorms National Park, it is such a fantastic place for nature and I can’t wait to find out what secret creatures Blair Atholl has hiding on the estate.
“If you’ve never been to the Cairngorm National Park, it is the place for nature, why not come and see for yourself.”
There will be dozens of events over the weekend at Balmoral, Blair Atholl, Glen Tanar, Boat of Garten and Tomintoul.
Renowned nature photographer and conservationist Peter Cairns will open the Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend with an evening event -Scotland: The Big Picture this evening at 7pm at Boat of Garten Community Hall.
Elsewhere trolls and fairies can be tracked in Glenmore Forest Park or visitors can join in a foraging walk through Blair Atholl.
Visitors can also pop along to the Loch Garten Osprey Centre and listen to author Emily Dodds read her new book, Ollie and the Otter.
Grown-ups can enjoy a dram at Ryvoan Bothy as they listen to a talk by author of Scottish Bothy Bible, Geoff Allan.
In Tomintoul, you can go on a walk to look for signs of the elusive Scottish Wildcat with wildcat project manager Emma Rawling or join in a bushcraft session.
Events are taking place this weekend and most are free to book.
For more information and to find a list of all the events happening throughout the weekend visit www.cairngorms.co.uk/big-weekend