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Strath's own 'Ant Boy' Xander Johnston set for starring role on BBC's Autumnwatch

By Staff Reporter

Xander Johnston.
Xander Johnston.

LOOK out for Cairngorms conservation hero Ant Boy this evening on BBC's Autumnwatch.

Xander Johnston, Cairngorms Nature Young Ambassador, will feature in a Halloween special talking spiders, and again tomorrow in a live spot, chatting with show presenter Chris Packham.

It's been another great spell for the Kingussie High School pupil, with success in the Back from the Brink conservation project in England to save 20 species from extinction (www.naturebftb.co.uk).

His mother Clare said: "Organisers ran a competition looking for film and photography entries and Ross (dad) entered Xander's nature-based YouTube films.

"His insect hotel film won the 'nature near me' category and we were invited to Bristol for the prize-giving on Saturday."

Countryfile presenter Naomi Wilkinson presented Xander with his goodie bag of prizes and his award which was a limited edition print of a ladybird spider!

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