20 Nov 2014
There was a bit of early Christmas sparkle around the park last weekend at our kids Christmas bushcraft day.
We all had a great day, making decorations mostly based on natural materials but with a bit of added glitter in the mix (and on the Pheasantry carpet...) as well! There are a few of our creations on display in the visitor centre (and in my office window) if you want to make some yourself and are looking for a bit of inspiration.
We've got more bushcraft coming up in the next few months- on Saturday December 13th Willow Lohr will be back at Haddo, this time leading a course on animal tracking, including how to find and recognise footprints. There'll then be a second fun bushcraft day for younger kids on Sunday March 15th.
There are details of both bushcraft days on our events page, as well as all our other events in the park.
If you're at Haddo with your dog tomorrow afternoon then why not come along to our dog training class with Jenny Scott from Malibears K9 training. The session is completely free, and a great way to pick up some tips, tricks and games to keep your dog entertained and focussed when you're out on a walk. Meet us as the dog park at 2pm.
There's definitely a wintery look to the wildlife that's out and about in the park at the moment. The little group of Wigeon seem to have settled on the lake, and the Goosander have even started coming all the way down to the duck pond instead of hiding out in the middle of the water.
The squirrels are still very easy to see, and our wildlife volunteer Ashley even managed to get a picture of one in the tree right above the squirrel hide on Saturday- the closest we've gotten so far to actually seeing one on the feeders! We know they're emptying the boxes regularly and we've switched up from ordinary peanuts to some specially mixed chipmunk and rodent food this week, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that'll do the trick....