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Opportunities in August for hands-on learning about trout, salmon and other aquatic life

Posted: Monday 2 August, 2010 @ 15:03:05

This fish was found in the Dundonnell River in 2008. Do you know what it is?

Two exciting events have been arranged where local families and visitors can find out more about the animals that live in and around some of the rivers and lochs of the area.

The first of these is the Dundonnell Biodiversity Weekend, 13th & 14th August 2010. Organised by Dundonnell Estate and Scottish Natural Heritage, the weekend provides opportunities for members of the public to meet professional wildlife scientists as they investigate wildlife living in and around Dundonnell. We anticipate some exciting discoveries! The weekend starts with an evening meeting on Friday 13th August at Dundonnell Hotel at 7pm where presentations will include talks on red squirrels, fish and aquatic wildlife, bats and insects; with a question and answer session to follow. Please click here or go to the downloads page for more information.

On Saturday 14th August, Dundonnell House is the base for an all-day 10am - 10pm session with expeditions to learn field skills and search for many of the plants and animals that live in and around the estate with enthusiastic specialists with expertise ranging from plants, bees and dragonflies to fish, squirrels and bats. How much can you see in a day? Please click here or go to the downloads page for further details.

Please contact Tamara Lawton at SNH's Ullapool Office on 01854 613 418, or email to book a place (recommended but not essential).

On Friday 20th August, WRFT Biologist Peter Cunningham is leading an adventure to look for 'aquatic beasties' in Laide Community Woodland. We'll be meeting at the car park at 12pm and returning by about 4pm, after looking for fish and other small water creatures in the stream and ponds. Please click here or go to the downloads page for further details.

Please contact Janet Barclay on 01445 731 620, or email to book a place. Youngsters should be accompanied by a responsible adult.