Two ‘Bogtastic’ Ranger events in Grantown-on-Spey

The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers  in Badenoch and Strathspey are inviting people to join them to discover more about two boggy areas close to the centre of Grantown - the Mossie to the North of Grantown and the large bog in the centre of Anagach woods. Both events give folk the chance to explore these fascinating habitats whether testing how deep the peat is and what the soil is made of or looking at the insects, birds, and reptiles that live in and around these mysterious watery holes. 

On Wednesday 24 June the Rangers will be joined by insect expert Hayley Wiswell and on Saturday 27 June, Andy Amphlett the botanist will be on hand to share his expertise as this session will be focussing on the weird and wonderful world of bog plants found in Anagach woods. During both events the team will also be hunting for dragon and damselflies, insects, birds, lichens and the fabulous sphagnum mosses.  

Saranne Bish, Countryside Ranger for Badenoch & Strathspey North said: “I have long wanted to explore the bogs in Anagach Woods and the Mossie and now have a chance to do it thanks to Stephen Corcoran from the Cairngorms National Park Peatland Restoration Officer’s interest, idea and equipment. It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested to find out more about the murky depths of the bogs to come along and see what they too can discover.” 

Both sessions on 24th and 27th June take place from 2pm – 5pm and each event costs £4 for adults or £3 concession. The meeting up place in the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown and everyone coming should bring wellie boots and warm clothes. Any children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  

For further information please telephone Saranne on 01479 873 914.  

The aim of the Highland Council Countryside Rangers is to promote public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and to conserve wildlife.

16 Jun 2015
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