Help to put the meadows back on the map

The famous Konik ponies at the Loch of Strathbeg.
The famous Konik ponies at the Loch of Strathbeg.

This year’s National Meadows Day on Saturday, July 2, is promising to be the biggest yet, with up to 100 events taking place across the country.

Buchan’s celebration of the event will take place at the Loch of Strathbeg near Crimond on the Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm, and is being heralded as the reserve’s bigget event of the year.

Roddy Hamilton, RSPB Scotland’s Meadows Outreach Officedr said: “The Meadows celebration promises to be a day of fun and discovery with plenty of activities for all ages.

“Folk can geet hands-on with arts and crafts, pond dipping and planting wildflowers or join the guided walk or bumblebee safari.”

“There will also be open mic sessions for people to share their love of meadows alongside organised performances and poetry recitals including some of the winners of our Doric Meadows Poetry Competition. We can’t wait!”

The Buchan Ranger Service, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, NE Scotland Biodiversity Partnership and local RSPB Wildlife Explorers group will also have stalls and activities throughout the day.

On the day, the visitor centre car parking will be reserved for visitors with restricted mobility

However, there will be in-field parking for some cars and hourly shuttle buses from Crimond.

For more information about this year’s event visit rspb.org.uk/lochofstrathbeg or facebook.com/RSPBNorthEastScotland

Alternatively, email magnificentmeadows@rspb.org.uk or call 01346 532017.