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Banffshire Coast News

Display Turns Focus on Boyndie Wildlife

A new display has been built in the gardens of the Boyndie Trust Visitor Centre, detailing the range of plants, birds and wildlife that can be found there.  The information boards also showcase the shrubs and trees that have been planted over the years.

The display is a great piece of work done by a young local wildlife enthusiast, Harris Brooker, who spent several weeks as part of his college studies exploring every inch of the Boyndie gardens, then recording and researching all the species he found.  A fascinating database has been created.

From research done by the Banffshire Coast Tourism Partnership, the huge richness of wildlife across Aberdeenshire, and particularly on the Banffshire Coast, is a major draw for visitors.

The Macduff Marine Aquarium showcases marine species, and likewise Troup Head for seabirds.  Boyndie can now showcase the inland species we all take for granted in our gardens and countryside.  Boyndie is a great place to help visitors and locals alike appreciate the area's natural beauty. 

A further part of the display is inside the visitor centre building, where cameras show live images and sounds of wild birds feeding at a specially constructed station in the gardens.  There is also a "nest box cam" on the roof, and it is hoped it will attract a resident bird family in 2015. 

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