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21 Apr 2016

Magical myths, your chance to join some amazing wildlife surveys and happy Hearing Dogs in this week's blog.

Firstly this week, a heads-up on two fantastic events we've got coming up before the end of April. 

On Thursday 28th we're hosting a workshop/training day for Open Air Laboratories Citizen Science Surveys. This sounds a bit grand but is actually a series of simple, easy wildlife and nature surveys that groups or individuals can carry out in their gardens, playgrounds, local parks or while you're out walking the dog. We'll be showing you how to do Earthworm Surveys, tree surveys, check the air quality around your site and lots more.

This day is ideal for teachers, volunteers, group leaders, or anyone who's just interested in learning a bit more about their local wildlife. The full day costs £10 (£5 for unwaged/volunteers) including tea, coffee and biscuits to keep you going through the day. To book your place contact Annabel Drysdale on annabel.drysdale@snh.gov.uk or 01358 751330 

Then on Saturday evening we've got a magical May Day Celtic Storytelling Evening. You'll hear tales from Thomas the Rhymer, myths from the Mabinogion and much more, all told around the campfire (or indoors in the Pheasantry if it rains!). Places cost £5 per person (recommended for older children only, we'd suggest 7+) and you can book by emailing haddo@visithaddo.com or call 01651 851041.

Great British Dog Walk

We had a fantastic turn-out last Saturday for the Aberdeenshire leg of the Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Over 150 dogs and their owners joined in one of two fundraising walks around the park, as well as being treated to a brilliant demonstration from Buffy the hearing dog (pictured above) showing how much help hearing dogs can be during a very normal day. We're pleased to say that all the dogs (and owners!) who took part were superbly well-behaved and raised lots of money for a wonderful cause. 

If you and your dog were at Haddo on Saturday, then you may have made it into the event gallery on our Facebook page You can also share your own pictures on the Facebook post or on our Flickr group.