Peeking into a Pond event

frog swimming

Peeking into a Pond event

The Highland Council Rangers are inviting families to join in the fun at an event they are holding next week at a Loch between Aviemore and Carrbridge.

Loch Vaa is a spring-fed loch which is home to many amazing creatures such as dragonfly nymphs and fish, whilst newts, frogs and toads can be found in the near-by smaller ponds. On Wednesday 8 July between 2pm and 4pm, they’ll be the chance to join the Rangers to peek into the murky depths of the loch and near-by ponds to see what can be spotted. What will you find lurking about in the water and mud? 

Ranger Saranne Bish from said: “Everyone enjoys guddling about in water. Come along and see for yourself what fabulous creepy crawlies choose to live in and on the water within this amazing natural setting.  It’s going to be so much fun for all the family.” 

The cost of the event is £4 for adults/£3 concession or £11 for families. Anyone coming along should bring wellies and waterproofs and park in the Laggantygown Cemetery car park (Grid ref: NH 910 174). 

Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. A programme of Ranger Guided Walks and Events is on the council’s website at:

29 Jun 2015