Get back to nature at Baron’s Haugh

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RSPB Scotland has organised some fun activities for all ages at the popular Baron’s Haugh nature reserve in Motherwell this summer.

There are all kinds of fascinating wee creatures out there that scuttle, wriggle and flutter and the first event is the Big Bug Hunt on Wednesday, July 11, from 2-4pm which will search the woods and meadows for all kinds of little critters.

The perfect introduction to bird watching for beginners, Spot the Birdie, is on Saturday, July 14, from 9-11am and noon-2pm, with the morning looking at woodland birds and the afternoon focusing on birds on the water.

There will be an Art Attack on Wednesday, July 18, from 2-4pm as guests are asks to be inspired by nature as they get creative.

Learn to scout, sneak and track and to make your own shelter against the elements in the woods with Forest Survival Skills on Tuesday, July 24, from 2-4pm.

Search for creatures that only come out in the dark with a Night Walk on Thursday, August 9, from 8.30—10.30pm

Explore nature by using All the Senses on Tuesday, August 14, from 2-4pm and sniff, spot, feel, hear and even taste your way around Baron’s Haugh.

Events meet in the Baron’s Haugh car park off Manse Road and cost £2 per adult, £1 per child and free to RSPB members. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult and all activities booked in advance.

Remember to prepare for the unpredictable Scottish climate and wear stout shoes.

For more information and bookings, call Stephen on 07872814911 or e-mail and for a list of other events running this year visit Baron’s Haugh website.