Category: Sensory Garden


July/August Newsletter out now

July-August CW

Look What We’ve Found On the Meadow and Wood

Over the past few years we have been working with the wider community to identify what species can be found on the Children’s Wood and Meadow. It is surprising how many creatures live on our Dear Wild Place. Our recorded collection is growing and this is all thanks to the RSPB and their Bioblitz tool.  The RSPB will join us on the  1st of June 1-4pm for another Bioblitz. Come and join us

The RSPB have supported us with all sorts of activities from putting up house sparrow boxes, planting meadow plots and running Bioblitz sessions.

A Bioblitz  is

an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period (e.g., usually 24 hours).

During our bioblitz periods we have trapped and identified moths, spotted different birds, found a range of flower and tree species and delved into a world of insects and bugs. Our land is host to a huge number of interesting and diverse species. Here are just a few we have spotted:

Goldfinch

Two Spotted Ladybirds

Dog Rose

Waxwing

 

 

Have a look at our growing species list which can be found on the Glasgow Natural History website

Volunteer Action Weekend

Come and join local community members to make a difference to the garden and the land. Experienced gardener Christine will be on the land all day with lots of gardening jobs needing done. 10-4pm on Saturday 18th May

Wild about Waste in the Wood

There are various different forms of composting and waste recycling on the land. Join one of Nikki’s workshops to find out what can be composted and how you can get involved in the process.

11am-12pm worm farming
1pm-2pm composting
3pm-4pm dog poo wormery