Come meet your wild neighbours!

Family fun at RSPB Loch of Strathbeg. Picture: Diana Spencer, RSPB
Family fun at RSPB Loch of Strathbeg. Picture: Diana Spencer, RSPB

If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about your local wildlife, RSPB Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve is the place to be. The nature reserve, situated between Fraserburgh and Peterhead is holding its annual ‘Big Wildlife Day’ on Sunday August 7 and inviting everyone to come along and discover more about Aberdeenshire’s amazing wildlife.

The event is part of the reserve’s popular ‘Wild Kids’ series of events but there will be plenty to keep adults and families entertained as well.

Visitor and Publicity Officer Diana Spencer said: “We’ve got lots of activities for people to try, from pond dipping and minibeast safaris to guided bird-watching walks. You can see bright orange Tiger Moths in our moth trap, find amazing animals like water scorpions and dragonfly larvae in our pond, or watch out for fishing ospreys over the loch.”

Big Bird Day will also be attended by Andy Devine from Peterhead Community Woodland.

You can find out about the importance of trees, test you tree identification skills and find out more about Peterhead Projects and the community woodland.

Site Manager Dominic Funnell said “If you’ve ever wanted to start watching wildlife, or wanted to visit a reserve but not really been sure what to do when you get there, this is the best possible day to come and find out all you need to know.

Loch of Strathbeg is your local nature reserve and this is a great opportunity for the local community, and visitors from further afield to discover more about it.”

Big Wildlife Day is free to enter and all activities are free of charge. Events start at 10am and run until 3pm. The Visitor Centre is open from 8am-6pm.

RSPB Loch of Strathbeg is just off the A90 between Fraserburgh and Peterhead. Follow the ‘Nature Reserve’ signs from Crimond village.

For more information and interviews please contact Diana Spencer via email diana.spencer@rspb.org.uk or on 01346 532234