Angus Doors Open Day and Bioblitz Extravaganza!!

Whether you are spending time in Angus or travelling down to Fife, there are plenty of things to see and do this weekend.

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Grey Heron – Copyright SWT

Saturday 6th September – Montrose Basin Visitor Centre is taking part in the Angus Open Doors Day event.  You can come and spend the day watching the birds out on the Basin from our wonderful panoramic Visitor Centre window.  There is also lots for the children to do in our kids corner, packed full of quizzes, games and interactives.

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Children’s corner – Copyright SWT

On this day entry is FREE for all ages!

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For anyone that would like to get involved in an exciting weekend of recording wildlife.  Head down to the Botanic Gardens in St Andrews, Fife.

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Fife Map – St Andrews

From Friday at 19:30 you can watch Duncan Davidson (East Scotland Butterfly recorder) set up the Moth trap for the night.  A return visit to the moth trap on Saturday morning, should reveal the nights work, with expert help in the identification of the moths found.

Red Underwing Moth

At 20:00 (Friday) there is a guided walk with Les Hatton (An active member of Bat Conservation Trust).  His boundless bat knowledge and enthusiasm will help you to understand the wonderful world of the bats.

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Soprano Pipistrelle – Copyright SNH (Laurie Campbell)

However, if bats are not your thing then why not go pond dipping in the dark with        Nikki MacDonald at 21:30.

Visitor Centre Assistant Manager – Emma Castle-Smith

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Whether you are spending time in Angus or travelling down to Fife, there are plenty of things to see and do this weekend. Saturday 6th September – Montrose Basin Visitor …

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