News and Events

Swift Talk and Walk

June and July 2018, Brander Library, Huntly. A short talk followed by a stroll around Huntly town centre learning all about and watching our incredible Swift population! This event is free but donations towards our Swift conservation efforts are welcomed.


email: huntlyswiftgroup@gmail.com

Swifts Over Huntly.. and how to survey them

Monday 28th May, 7.30 pm, Brander Library, Huntly. The Huntly Swift Group will be giving a presentation on the amazing life of the Common Swift, including how you can survey these summer visitors and help to protect them throughout Scotland. Free admission, booking not essential.


email: huntlyswiftgroup@gmail.com

A Swift Stroll

Thursday 21 June, 7-9pm. Meet at the Duthie Park car park. Join RSPB Scotland and NESBREC on the longest day for a riverside walk looking for swifts, learning more about their conservation and how to record your own sightings. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click email link to book your place.


email: nesbrec@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Identifying Wild Flower Families

Saturday 26th May 2018, 10am - 4.30pm, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen. Learn to identify wild flowers through their families. Build your confdence in using keys. Expert tutors from the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland lead these accessible and popular workshops. Participant Fee 25, Full-time Students 17. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. For more information and booking, see the website or email links below.


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email: eldlavery@outlook.com

Identifying Common Grasses

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10am - 4.30pm, Holyrood Education Centre, Edinburgh. Suitable for all who are confdent in identifying wild flower families.Participant Fee 25, Full-time Students 17. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. For more information and booking, see the website or email links below.


More details on the website
email: eldlavery@outlook.com

Identifying Common Grasses

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 10am - 4.30pm, Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie, Glasgow. Suitable for all who are confdent in identifying wild flower families. Participant Fee 25, Full-time Students 17. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. For more information and booking, see the website or email links below.


More details on the website
email: eldlavery@outlook.com

BSBI Field Meeting

Saturday 28th July, 10:30am, St Cyrus NNR. Especially for participants (past and present) of the workshops and for anyone else interested in improving their skills and confdence in identifying wild flowers in the feld. No charge for the day, but booking essential.


More details on the website
email: faithanstey@gmail.com

BSBI Field Meeting

Saturday 4th August, 10:30am, Ballinluig. Especially for participants (past and present) of the workshops and for anyone else interested in improving their skills and confdence in identifying wild flowers in the feld. No charge for the day, but booking essential.


More details on the website
email: faithanstey@gmail.com

Can you help to count pollinators?

The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme has been set up to gather evidence to inform research and conservation of the insects that provide such an important service. You can help by carrying out a FIT Count (Flower-Insect Timed Count). Click Read more for details.


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Bumblebee Identification Courses

Bumblebee Conservation Trust is organising a number of beginners and intermediate level bumblebee identification training courses in Scotland. See website for more details and dates.


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Bursaries

The Malloch Society is offering two bursaries towards attending a training course in the natural history of true flies during 2018.


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The National Plant Monitoring Scheme

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is looking for volunteers to adopt a one km square in your area that you can visit twice a year. The scheme is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and will help us gain a greater understanding of plant communities in Scotland.


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