Good Turnout for First Bailies of Bennachie Wildlife Group of 2020
Dr Ian Francis of the RSPB spoke about how to identify different types of geese and swans, where to find them, their migration patterns, what they eat and if numbers and increasing or decreasing.
The talk was followed by reports of what the group had done in the areas of mammals, birds and plants in 2019. This included a day learning how to survey water courses for water voles; a dawn watch for geese, and a look at plants that grow on bogs on Bennachie.
The Outreach officer for the Bailies of Bennachie, Fiona Cormack, commented:
"It was great to have such a good turnout from people who are interested in finding out more about our local wildlife and plants. The wildlife group comprises people who are building skills and knowledge of the whereabouts and habits of the local animals, birds and plants. It is an active group who are planning a full programme for 2020. When events are confirmed they will be on the calendar section of the Bailies web site."