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Bailies of Bennachie provide training for wildlife group

By Rachael Glennie

The north east of Scotland has a rich amount and variety of wildlife but it is shy and people can often miss the signs of the animals that live alongside us.

The event looked at tracking local wildlife.
The event looked at tracking local wildlife.

The conservation charity The Bailies of Bennachie has a wildlife group who find out more and understand better the wildlife in this region.

It aims to have a body of people who have the skills and knowledge to monitor wildlife activity.

Recently the mammals section of the group had a well attended full day of tracking training.

It was led by Lizzie Bacon and Willow Lohr who showed the group how to recognise animal remains, tracks and even different types of poo.

Participant Margaret Garden who attended the training said: “It was truly such a privilege to learn from these two.

"Lizzie and Willow are brilliant teachers and their enthusiasm and depth of knowledge of the art of tracking make for a fascinating day of theory inside and practical work out in the woods.

"Everyone had a memorable day and even the weather was kind to us.”

The Bailies of Bennachie wildlife group has a full programme of events during 2020 looking at mammals, birds and plants.

For more details see www.bailiesofbennachie.co.uk

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