Adventures at Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire – Day 9 #30dayswild

Day 9 of #30dayswild saw us explore the grounds of Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire. When we arrived Robin was zonked out, he had already been asleep for about an hour so I stayed in the car and left him to sleep whilst Daddy went for a walk. 45 minutes later Robin woke up, by this…

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire – Day 1 of #30dayswild

Boom here we are, the start of #30dayswild! Make sure you join Robin and I on our adventures throughout the month of June. Subscribe to our blog now 🙂 So Day 1 of 30 Days Wild is all about our outing to Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire…..last weekend (yup in May not June). Let…

RSPB Loch of Strathbeg – Day 26 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 26 of #30DaysWild takes a look at a trip to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire. Last time we went to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg was probably a couple of years ago. Since then a new visitor centre has been created which looked pretty good! The reserve has numerous hides and walks as well…

A Trip to Bullers of Buchan – Day 25 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 25 of #30DaysWild looks at Bullers of Buchan which is in between Peterhead and Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire. Every year we go and visit the site to see all the different sea birds. You can see Kittiwakes, Guillimots, Razorbills, Shags and Puffins plus their chicks if you are lucky! The site is on clifftops…

A Walk Around Crathes Castle – Day 22 of #30DaysWild 

Day 22 of #30DaysWild looks at our wander around Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire. A couple of days ago I wrote about the yarn bombing at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire. So today I thought I would write about the wander around the grounds that we had. Crathes Castle is a popular place to visit situated in…

Crathes Castle Yarn Bomb – Day 19 of #30DaysWild

Day 19 of #30DaysWild was my birthday! To celebrate we decided to go and check out the yarn bombing at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire. For those of you who are reading this thinking ‘what is yarn bombing’ it is basically a way of decorating the environment with yarn or wool usually through knitting or crocheting….

Wildlife at Newburgh Beach – Day 18 of #30DaysWild

Day 18 of #30DaysWild takes a look at some of the wildlife we stumbled across when visiting Newburgh beach in Aberdeenshire. Newburgh beach is a great place to visit for wildlife, especially if you are into birds! When you are on the beach you can see across the estuary to Sands of Forvie where Eider…

It’s Not the End – Day 30 of #30DaysWild

The time has now come for #30dayswild to end. But with such an amazing response to the campaign many of the ‘Wilders’ will be continuing to explore and create throughout the year, including me! Ok so it may not be every day or even every week but exploring wildlife is something I really enjoy so…

Heron vs. Goosander – Day 29 0f 30 Days Wild

Day 29 of 30 Days Wild is about my most recent walk down by the River Don, in particular about the little interaction I saw. I am so lucky to live so close to a river where I can regularly see Swans and Herons. Here are some pictures from my latest visit. I was also…

The Eider Ducks at Sands of Forvie – Day 20 of 30 Days Wild

Day 20 of 30 Days Wild is looking at the Eider ducks at Forvie National Nature Reserve, just outside Newburgh in Aberdeenshire. Forvie Nature Reserve is where you will find the largest breeding colony of Eider ducks in the UK. Up to around 6,000 birds come to breed in the summer and around 1,000 stay…

A Sea of Seals at Newburgh Beach – Day 18 of 30 Days Wild

  Day 18 of 30 Days Wild looks at my recent trip to Newburgh Beach in Aberdeenshire. Newburgh Beach is famous for the seal colony that is resident on the Ythan estuary. As you can imagine it brings a great number of people to the beach to see them. I first saw the seals last…