Inspect insects at Mar Estate

Male early bumblebee in flight
Male early bumblebee in flight

Ant Antics will take place this Saturday (June 30) at Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar as part of celebrations taking place nationwide for National Insect Week which runs to July 1.

Ecologists will be giving guided walks (2pm to 4pm) in the woods to see some ant nests and learn about how they live.

The event has been organised to coincide with the Royal Entomological Society’s National Insect Week which this year, inspired by The Olympics in London during 2012 and the Diamond Jubilee of the Society’s Patron HM The Queen, is celebrating all that is great about British insects.

National Insect Week is a biennial initiative to promote awareness of the value of a diverse insect world to the environment and is supported by more than 50 national partner organisations concerned about natural history and biodiversity.

For more information about Ant Antics contact National Trust for Scotland on 013397 20164 or visit www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk and click What’s Going On.

Cost is £3 per adult and children under 16 go free. Booking is essential.