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Ballater BigBioBuzz Day Programme Saturday 22 cairngorms national park logoMay


cairngorms biodiversity logoEvents meet at base - V & A Hall except Bats & Moths – meet at Riverside path picnic site (Old Line Road car park).





6 – 8am

Black grouse lek watch

Glen Muick (Inchnabobart – Spittal)

8.15 – 9.45am

Riverside walk – birds (song) & land invertebrates (pitfall traps & bumblebees)

Riverside path (start picnic site end)

9.15 – 10.45am

Riverside walk – small mammals (live traps), water voles & otters (mink raft)

Riverside path (start caravan park end)

10.45am – 12.15pm

Meadow visit – invertebrates (inc. spiders, woodlice, centipedes, moth trap) & plants

Glen Muick (Mill of Sterin)

10.45am –12.15pm

Wildlife corridor walk – invertebrates (inc. spiders, woodlice, centipedes, bumblebees) & plants

Deeside Way (to Tullich Kirk & back)

12.15 – 1.30pm

River visit – fish (electrofishing) & freshwater invertebrates

Riverside (Garden Pool)

12.15 – 2.15pm

Woodland walk - red squirrels (inc. feeder monitoring box), fungi & plants

Craigendarroch (around hill)

2.15 – 5.15pm

Upland walk  - birds & plants etc.

Sgor Buidhe (to Tullich mast & return)

2.15 – 4pm

Pond dipping/woodland walk – freshwater & land invertebrates (inc. spiders, woodlice, centipedes), amphibians & plants

Pannanich (to ponds & return)

4 – 5.30pm

Riverside walk – fungi, plants & freshwater invertebrates

Riverside path (start picnic site end)

7.30 – 8.30pm

Wildcat talk

V & A Halls

9pm – 12midnight

Moths & bats watch

Riverside path (picnic site) & Ballater Bridge

 Please wear stout shoes/boots and appropriate clothing for walks

Most walks and activities last any hour

All events and activities are free

Displays &/or activities at V & A Hall/Hut on Green between 10am & 6pm (some not all day):



Photo & specimens from day –display/ID

anyone can bring

Biological record collation

North East Scotland Biological Records Centre

NE Scotland biodiversity display

NE Scotland Local Biodiversity Action Plan

Water voles display

NE Scotland/Cairngorms Water Vole Project

Cairngorms biodiversity & wildcats display

Cairngorms Local Biodiversity Action Plan & Cairngorms Wildcat Project

Red squirrels display

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Project/Grampian Squirrel Group

Bats display

Bat Conservation Trust/Grampian Bat Group

Birds display


Birds display?


Fish display

River Dee Trust/Dee District Salmon Fishery Board

Bugs display & bug homes to make/take away


Bumblebees display

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Butterflies & moths display

Butterfly Conservation

Fungi display?

British Mycological Society/Grampian Fungus Group?

Plants display?

Plantlife/Botanical Society of the British Isles?

Wildlife crime display

Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime

Rangers display

Local Ranger Services/Scottish Countryside Rangers Association

Free wildflower seeds & nature photography competition + Scottish Natural Heritage information

Scottish Biodiversity Week/Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish wildlife display


Owl pellet dissection


Bird, bat & insect box making


Animal/tree mask making


Wildlife badge making


Nature storytelling




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