Awesome Autumn event

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THERE is an invitation to visit David Welch Winter Gardens in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park for a two-day event called Awesome Autumn, which celebrates wildlife and has interactive events.

The free weekend event starts at 10am on Saturday (November 10) and Sunday, November 11, and finishes at 4pm on each day. Visitors can get involved in various activities and learn how to attract wildlife to the garden.

It is the time of year when wildlife needs help most as the days get colder and animals eat plenty to fatten themselves up for the winter months. By having fatty reserves, animals and birds have a much better chance of surviving the harshest weather.

Mairi Cowan, RSPB community engagement officer, said: “We will be on-hand to offer advice on feeding birds through the changing seasons and giving hints and tips on making your garden a wildlife haven.

“There’s a chance to get your hands dirty by making a tasty take-away that birds will find irresistible and to tell us about your favourite Awesome Autumn moments.”