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Pond planting project aims to create water world for wildlife at Duthie Park
Frogs, ducks and swans could soon be the next visitors to benefit from the major restoration of Aberdeen's Duthie Park.
Aberdeen City Council is working with the Friends of Duthie Park and Aberdeen Greenspace to create the new wildlife area in the recently-refurbished linked lakes.
A volunteer day has been organised for noon on Sunday [17 March] when members of the public will be welcome to get involved with the pond planting.
Duthie Park outreach and training officer Arthur Gill said: "One of the aims of the restoration of Duthie Park is to create a natural wildlife area, which we hope will attract a different type of visitor to the park, namely frogs, ducks and swans.
"Once the planted areas begin to take shape we would look to invite schools along for some fun educational activities with our park ranger service."
The pond planting project has been funded by Aberdeen Greenspace through the Landfill Communities Fund and grant aided by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Alister Clunas of Aberdeen Greenspace said: "We were delighted to be able support this project which will increase the biodiversity of Duthie Park.
"The restoration has been undertaken to such a high standard and it is fantastic for Aberdeen Greenspace to contribute to this exciting period in the park's history."
Tony Dawson, chairman of the Friends of Duthie Park, added: "The pond planting marks another exciting milestone in the restoration of Duthie Park and the Friends group are more than happy to be involved.
"Duthie Park is a great place to unwind and the creation of a wildlife area will really add to that feeling of tranquillity."
Anyone interested in helping with the pond planting should meet at the David Welch Winter Gardens at noon on Sunday [17 March] and wear welly boots. All ages are welcome.
For more information contact Duthie Park outreach and training officer Arthur Gill on 01224 580165 or email@example.com