Supporting wildlife in summer

Supporting wildlife in summer

As we bask in a hot Scottish summer, what impact is the rise in temperature having on the wildlife around us?

A series of free events, hosted this week by the University of Aberdeen’s Natural History Centre, will explain how we can help protect the biodiversity all around us, especially during this sunny spell.

Practical ways of providing refuge for beasties of all shapes and sizes will be shared during the workshops which take place every afternoon from 1-4pm, and are aimed at children and adults alike.

Marie Fish, Manager of the Natural History Centre, said: “From butterflies to bumblebees, to birds and frogs, there are many ways in which we can help support the vast array of wildlife that’s on our doorstep, especially during this particularly sunny period of weather.

“These free events are designed to give people of all ages, an insight into ways they can make their garden’s wildlife friendly.

“We’ll be looking at planting flowers that are good for butterflies and bees, surveying bumblebees and demonstrating how you can take an active role in observing, monitoring and recording sightings of wildlife. 

“There will be trails exploring the many habitats of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden and some iconic Scottish species in the Zoology Museum.”

Advance booking is not required for the workshops. Attendees should arrive at the Natural History Centre within the University of Aberdeen’s Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue.

For more information contact the Natural History Centre on 01224 274545