As the growing season really takes off, join the ranger for a walk round Crathes discovering some of the history and ecology of the area. Find out more about the management and some of the pressures on wildlife in one of the most biodiverse areas in the region.
This event is suitable for children aged 8 and over but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are not permitted at this event.
Public transport links and car parking are available at this site.
Booking is essential; family friendly.
To find out more, and for any booking queries, please contact Kirsten Dickson, telephone 07885 720 267, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please not that space on these events will be limited, and MUST be booked in advance, due to Covid-19 regulations.
Saturday 23rd May 10am-12pm - Walk round Crathes Castle Grounds with Crathes Rangers.
June - Botanical Outing with David Elston.
July - River Ury Wildflower Walk with Doug Gooday.
31st July - Red Moss at Dusk with Nick Littlewood and Rose Toney.
September - Fungal Foray with Grampian Fungi Group.
15th Apr - The importance of Local Groups for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, with Karen Chambers - online ZOOM talk.
18th Mar - The Glentanar Charitable Trust, by Eric Baird - online ZOOM talk.
25th Feb - River Restoration in the Dee Catchment - Susan Cooksley, Dee Catchment Partnership - online zoom talk.
28th Jan - Warming waters: climate change impacts on Scottish freshwater biology, by Roger Owen. ZOOM talk.
14th Jan - AGM - by ZOOM.
26th Nov - Managing woodlands in the north of Scotland, by Ross Watson - online ZOOM talk.
29th Oct - Creating and Managing Aberden's Woodlands for People and Wildlife, by Ian Talboys - online ZOOM talk.
26th Sept 10:30-1pm - Den Wood by Oldmeldrum with Ross Watson, Woodland Trust. - This is Now Cancelled due to Covid Restrictions.
5th Sept 10:30am-3pm - Wood Ants of Birse Forest with Jeni Stockan.
7th July - Swift Walk and Talk - Cancelled
27th June - Botanical outing at Muir of Dinnet - Cancelled.
30th May - Visit to Red Moss of Netherley SWT Reserve - Cancelled.
16th April - Reserves Management, by Benedict Everett.CANCELLED
19th March - Creating and managing Aberdeen's Woodlands for people and wildlife, by Ian Talboys.CANCELLED
20th February - A Wardens Working Journey Through Nature Reserves, by Abbie Patterson.
16th January - Swifts in the Urban Environment, by Cally Smith of Huntly Swift Group. Dee Catchment Partnership, by Susan Cooksley.
21st November - Wildlife Filmography, by Danny Bean.
17th October - RSPB Dolphinwatch, by SAdie Gorvett.
18th April - AGM followed by Scottish Wildlife Trust: Championing, demonstrating and inspiring, by Bruce Wilson.
21st March - Control of Giant Hogweed.
21st February - Rare Invertebrates of the Cairngorms, by Gabrielle Finn.
17th January - Weird, Wonderful and Colourful – life in the North Sea, by Sarah Gosden.
15th November - In search of the striped rabbit of Vietnam, by Sarah Woodfin.
29th July - 10.30-3.30 - Birse wood, Wood ants with Dr Jenni Stockan.
7th July - Exploring Maryculter Community Woodlands.
16th June - 10am - Botanical Outing around Maryculter area, with David Welch.
5th May - Geology around Crawton with Peter Craig.
Thursday 19th April - AGM followed by Mountain hare ecology, conservation, management and monitoring, by Scott Newey.
Thursday 15th March - Could we live with the lynx?, by David Hetherington.
Thursday 15th February - Environmental issues associated with the Aberdeen western peripheral road, by Angela Gardner Pllu, AWPR Environmental Manager.
Thursday 18th January - The importance of environmental education – inspiring the next generation, by Doug Gooday.
Thursday 16th November – A Year in the Life of a Forvie Birder, by Daryl Short.
Thursday 19th October – 60+ Years of Conservation in Scotland, by Ewen Cameron.
9th September 2017 - 10.30am-3.30pm - Fungal Foray, joint with Grampain Fungal Group.
11th August 2017 - 8.15pm-9.45pm - Bats @ Haddo, joint with NTS & Toni Watt.
8th July 2017 - 10am-1pm - Butterflies & Moths @ St Cyrus, with Therese Alampo.
10th June 2017 - 10am-3.30pm - Botanical Outing around Fyvie.
27th May 2017 - The Flora and Fauna of Haddo Country Park.
Thursday 20th April - AGM, followed by SWT Reserves and their management by Rab Potter.
Thursday 16th March - Hoverflies of North East Scotland by Kenn Watt.
Thursday 16th February - Photographing Wildlife by Andy Hayes.
Thursday 19th January - Loch of Strathbeg by Lorna Dow.
Thursday 17th November - The North East Scotland Mammal Atlas, An illustrated talk by Nick Littlewood on the North East Scotland Mammal Atlas.
Thursday 20th October - Montrose Basin & its Wildlife, An illustrated talk by one of SWT Montrose Basin’s reserve naturalists.
Saturday 17th September - Woodhead & Windyhills.
Saturday 6th August - Butterflies & Moths of St Cyrus Nature Reserve.
Saturday 9th July - Botanising by the North Esk.
Sunday 5th June - Dragonflies and Damselflies @ Castle Fraser with Juliette Dinning.
Thursday 26th May - Secrets of the Sands of Forvie.
Thursday 21st April - Red Squirrels & AGM.
Thursday 17th March - Scottish Wildcats, Emma Rawlings.
Thursday 18th February - Bird Tracking. Ian Francis.
Thursday 21st January - Moles. Martin Gorman.
Thursday 19th November - Aberdeen Red Kites - Past, Present and Future Jenny Lennon RSPB.
Thursday 15th October - Moray Firth Marine Life - Sandra Bisset, Macduff Aquarium Learning Officer.
Saturday 26th September - Fungi Outing to Gight Woods with Liz Holden (joint outing with Grampian Fungus Group).
Saturday 22nd August - Joint meeting with Wildlife Watch Group at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre.
Saturday 13th June 2015 10.00 – Botanical Outing to Fourman Hill (and other sites in the Huntly area) with David Welch.
29-31st May 2015 - May Festival-Aberdeen University - SWT will have a stand.
Sunday 24th May - Red Moss of Netherley with Reserve Conveners.
16th April 2015 - AGM followed by Educating for the Environment, by Marie Fish - Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre.
19th March 2015 - River Dee and its Wildlife.
19th February 2015 - Introduction to Bee-keeping by Rosie Crighton.
15th January 2015 - Butterflies and Moths of NE Scotland
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