See the magic of mini beasts

Behold the wonders of creepy crawlies through an afternoon of family fun!

Whether you’re a fan of creepy-crawlies or beautiful butterflies, there’s plenty of fun on offer for all the family at RSPB Loch of Kinnordy – as it plays host to a Mini Beast Magic afternoon on Saturday, August 25, from 1 until 3pm.

Kim Ross, site warden, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the local reserve, local birdlife and not forgetting the wonderful world of bug life we have here at Kinnordy.

“Visitors of all ages are invited to pop along and discover more about the wonderful variety of mini-beasts found at Kinnordy including slugs, bugs, butterflies, moths and bees - and explain why they are important to the nature reserve.”

Planned activities include a nature trail “I-spy” game, and a moth identification master class. The hands-on activities include designing and building a bug hotel made from a variety of naturally sourced materials - such as dead wood, reeds and straw, that will attract all sorts of creepy-crawlies.

All age groups are welcome, with children accompanied by an adult. The cost of the event is £1 per person or £5 for family groups.

Loch of Kinnordy is one mile outside Kirriemuir on the B951, Kirkton of Kingoldrum Road.

The reserve is open daily from dawn to dusk and entry is free, although donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.

With three hides on site, visitors can enjoy a number of viewpoints across the loch.