Wildlife expert and broadcaster Nick Baker will lead investigations to find creatures living in a small loch in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park next month.
The “bio-blitz” event at Milton Loch, near Boat of Garten, will involve a range of activities aimed at recording the diverse range of life in the water.
The activities have been organised as part of the Cairngorms Nature Festival.
Mr Baker is an experienced naturalist and is the current host of BBC live ‘Unsprung’ programmes that follow the popular Springwatch, Winterwatch and Autumnwatch shows. He also presented the popular long-running Weird Creatures series.
The free event take place on Saturday May 16, from 10am-1pm. It is suitable for children aged seven and over.
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As well as pond-dipping and a mini-beast hunt, Mr Baker will appear at the village’s community hall in the evening to talk about his life and experiences.
Mr Baker said: “I am delighted to be returning to the Cairngorms National Park, I was last here for BBC’s Winterwatch so it will be great to experience the unique nature of this amazing place in the spring. We all have a responsibility to look after Cairngorms Nature and I am looking forward to getting hands-on with this bio-blitz event.”
Allan Bantick, founder of Cairngorm Wildlife and chairman of the local wildlife group, said: “I’ve worked with Nick before and know how passionate he is about nature so it’s fantastic to have him onboard for the Cairngorms Nature Festival. The point of this event is to encourage children of all ages to get down and dirty with nature, to demonstrate that it’s fun just to be out there exploring wild places and to help them take note of what they see, hear and smell.”
The event will start at 6.30pm, with a performance from Feis Spe Junior Ceilidh Band.
Tickets are priced at £5 an adult (under 16s go free). All money raised will support future Cairngorms Nature projects.
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