Trottick Pond Day family event

Trottick Pond Day family event Image

Dundee City Council Countryside Rangers are holding a Trottick Pond Day on Friday 18th October.

The engagement event aims to encourage more people to explore the city’s wildlife and nature spots.

The afternoon will involve pond dipping activities where participants will be able to learn more about the flora and fauna of Trottick Ponds from helpful staff.

The event is open to the public, with attendees getting the chance to identify the pond life, birds and a range of other animals.

Wildlife seekers may see moorhens, herons, dippers and swans. Additionally, hedgehogs, mice, foxes and many more mammals are known to visit the Trottick Ponds.

Convener of Neighbourhood Services Committee, Councillor Anne Rendall, said: β€œFamilies have a great opportunity to take in one of Dundee’s unique natural assets.

β€œThe Trottick Ponds offer an interesting and varied range of wildlife. This Countryside Ranger event is a fantastic chance to experience another side of Dundee.”

The event will begin at 1:30pm and last two hours. A small fee of Β£3 per child will be charged for attendance.

The Trottick Pond Day wildlife drive is suitable for families & children of all ages. 

Everyone taking part on the day will meet up at the education area between the two main ponds at the Trottick Mills Ponds Local Nature Reserve.

Booking ahead of time is essential, to do so contact the Council’s Countryside Ranger Service on 01382 431848 or countryside.rangers@dundeecity.gov.uk

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