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As summer wears on...

18 Aug 2017

The summer is wearing on, but there's still so much to see and do at Haddo

Wildlife Rescue

We were delighted to discover our swan pair hatched a new Haddo family.  The swan pair on the lake are thought to be rather old, and as the summer wore on we felt it was unlikely the eggs the hen was sitting on would ever hatch.  Then one stormy afternoon we got a call at the Visitor Centre to say three cygnets had fallen over the weir and could not get back up.  One very wet Visitor Services Officer later and the cygnets were returned to mum and dad.  



There have been many short courses and activities running over the summer period.  David Brown from the Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service has held several Bushcraft courses, we've had the Bumblebee Conservation Trust here for a short course, Toni Watt from the National Trust Ranger Service held a bat spotting evening, Mark Young from Butterfly Conservation held a butterfly walk, and Victoria, the seasonal visitor services officer, has been hosting insect safaris amongst other things.  Phew!  A very busy summer. 


Education Pack

The education pack has been uploaded to the website.  If you click this link it will take you to the relevant page for download.  We encourage all local teachers/schools to see what Haddo has to offer, and we welcome school groups for formal and informal visits.  Let us know what we can do to assist and we will build activities to suit.

Cream Teas and a Fresh Take on Cafe Culture

Haddo is well known for being a great place to meet friends for coffee, and it just got better. Stacey Nicol, our new catering manager, has arrived with a wealth of new ideas and an impressive recipe collection.  Her cheese scones are out of this world as is the soup to go with them.  Stacey has added cream teas to the offering, and they are proving to be very popular.  Make a date with friends and family to come check out everything Haddo has to offer.