RSPB celebrates bugs, beasties and birds
Last modified: 21 June 2012
RSPB Scotland is hosting a special free event to mark National Insect Week at Tollie Red Kites, the red kite viewing centre near Dingwall, on Sunday 1 July. The event will run from 11.00am until 4.00pm.
Terri Cunningham of the RSPB said: “We will be having a range of games and activities for all the family as well as providing information about the host of fascinating mini-beasts you can find in your garden.
“Children will be able to make a mini-beast bothy – and adults too! - while we explore how mini-beasts fit into the food chain. We also have wildflower seeds to give away. Wild flowers are very important for many of our most colorful and best-loved insects such as butterflies, moths and bees.”
Terri added: “Insects are really crucial. They pollinate flowers, make honey and some even help breakdown organic waste. And, of course, they are a vital food source for most of our much-loved garden birds. Young robins, blue tits and blackbirds are completely dependent on their parents providing them with a plentiful supply of insects when they are in the nest. So they are definitely worth celebrating!”
Tollie Red Kites is 15 miles north-west of Inverness, just off the main road to Ullapool (A835) between Maryburgh and Contin from which it is sign-posted. The red kites will be fed as normal at 2.30pm.
More information on Tollie Red Kites is available at: www.rspb.org.uk/tollieredkites
The event is part of a project – the Easter Ross Wildlife Trail – that is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and European Community Highland LEADER 2007-2013 programme.
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