16 Apr 2015
It's been a beautiful week of sunshine and spring flowers, and we've got a great opportunity for you to work at Haddo over the summer.
We've just about recovered from a fantastic but frantic Easter weekend. The good weather on Sunday and Monday bought everyone out to the park and we had around 4,000 people at Haddo on the Sunday alone!
It's been a lot calmer and quieter this week, although we've still had plenty of holidaying families coming to use the playground and walk around the lake.
We're well into spring now and we're starting to see more of our spring birds, insects and wild flowers appearing in the park. The Dipper and Grey Wagtail pair are back on the Kelly Burn, we've had our first Swallows and Sand Martins over the lake and the ducks and geese are starting to nest around the lake.
Unfortunately we've already lost one goose nest, destroyed by a loose dog who swam across the duck pond, broke the eggs and attacked the female goose. We can't stress how important it is that from now until July you keep your dogs on a lead or strictly at heel around the lake and the ponds.
Would you like to work here at Haddo over the summer? We're looking for an assistant Visitor Services Officer to help run events, carry out our visitor surveys and generally help with looking after the park. There's a still a week until the closing date for applications and you can find more details and all the relevant forms here.
We're looking forward to quite a musical month here at Haddo in May. We start with an evening of traditional music at the annual Ythan Fiddlers Rally on Saturday 9th, followed on Wednesday 20th by Opera Bohemia's performance of Madama Butterfly with chorus provided by Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society.
Our wildlife photography workshops in June are booking up fast as well so if you're hoping to get a space it's worth getting in touch asap. We're unlikely to be able to hold extra sessions this year so once they're full, they're full!
You can find booking details for all our events by clicking the events link at the top of this page.