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Moths & Musket Fire

16 Jul 2015

It's not been the driest or the sunniest week at Haddo, but that's not stopped us from having lots going on over the past seven days...

We did have one properly dry night this week and finally managed to get our moth trap out overnight. We didn't catch a huge number of species but we did get two of these lovely Light Emerald moths, and it's good to have proof that the trap does actually work after we've had a few nights with no catches at all!

Open Gardens

The NTS had a very busy day on Wednesday with lots of families and kids coming to their Open Gardens day. The weather meant that proceedings had to be moved into the Peatyards, rather than the gardens but everyone still had a great time painting plant pots and doing lots of other garden-themed activities. 

There's another Scotland's Garden Scheme Open Gardens day on Wednesday 26th August, full details are here.

If you're looking for something to do before August, then why not try one of our Discover Haddo guided walks every Tuesday? There's a different topic every week, places are £5 per person and full details are on our events page.

Haddo Volunteers off to a Great Start

A newly formed group of Haddo Volunteers started clearing the wildlife garden this week in preparation for an Art in Nature space, using recycled materials. The volunteers took part in a Leading Guided Walks workshop in the morning and then in the afternoon attacked the weeds in the very overgrown garden. It is hoped to have the Art in Nature space completed with interesting and colourful works of art to complement the natural environment by the middle of September. Volunteers will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. If you are interested in helping us, please email Elaine at summervsohaddo@gmail.com   

Garden shears:  we are in need of several pairs of garden shears for the project.  If you have a pair you don't need anymore, please get in touch! Give us a call on 01651 851041 or email summervso@gmail.com (or if you want to can drop any donations at the Visitor Centre).

Finally, a huge thanks to everyone who came along to our Living History camp at the weekend. Apart from one big shower on Saturday we were hugely lucky with the weather (the re-enactors who were camping over night perhaps less so...) and we had a fantastic weekend. Special thanks to the wonderful Erskine's Regiment who do all the hard work and make this event so successful.