Feathered fun for young ones

Feathered fun for young ones

Places are still available on fun sessions this Friday (November 27) for preschoolers keen to learn more about birds.

Brilliant Birds is the latest in the Nature Tots series for two to five-year-olds organised by the University of Aberdeen Natural History Centre.

Organiser Sandra Bisset said: “We will take our young visitors through the Zoology Museum’s bird gallery where they will see our golden eagle, puffin and the bones of an extinct giant bird, called the Moa.

“They will also get the chance to handle stuffed bird specimens including owls, a buzzard and a swan and they will make a bird cake to hang outside their windows at home.

“One of the highlights will be when members of the Grampian ringing group give a demonstration of ringing small garden birds as part of ongoing research into our feathered friends that live and visit the Cruickshank Botanic Garden.”

The sessions are free and take place between 10am and 12 noon and 2pm and 4pm. They will start off at the Natural History Centre within the Zoology Building and then move into the Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

To book your place ring the Natural History Centre on 01224 274545.