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Discovering Cumbernauld

Ann examining the sweet fruity smell of pine marten poo
I wonder what this smells like?

Last Sunday Paul and I took a group of local residents out to Forest Wood Wildlife Reserve for one of our programmed Discover days.  Starting at the Lime Crescent underpass we walked up into the reserve discovering incredibly beautiful woodlands, smoky peaty water trickling in the burns and fascinating ponds just waiting for us to explore them.  … read more

The importance of wildlife monitoring

This month saw a bit of a change with the Sunday Nature Ninja Volunteers, instead of having a good old rummage in the woodlands for litter or fixing paths the Ninjas were learning about wildlife recording. At first everyone was very keen and then a bit later, someone commented that they were finding it boring!  Paul and Louise got them geared up for some environmental art and you can see their brilliant creations on our Facebook page. … read more

Go Wild at St Maurice's Pond

 

 

Photo courtesy of Beth Chalmers
Photo courtesy Beth Chalmers

To help celebrate National Meadows Day This Saturday (2nd July) from 11am until 3pm we will be teaming up with Froglife's Dragonfinder project and Buglife to bring you some exciting (FREE!) activities at St. Maurice’s Pond. 

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Celebrating Living Landscapes at Gardening Scotland

The Gardening Scotland Living Landscape team

Last weekend Cumbernauld Living Landscape along with the Edinburgh and Coigach-Assynt Living Landscapes had the pleasure of hosting several stalls at Gardening Scotland at the Ingliston Royal Highland Centre.  We were situated in the Living Garden exhibit alongside the wonderful One Planet Picnic Pocket Gardens designed and built by Eco School students throughout Scotland. … read more

Natural Connections - Planting for the community

The Conservation Volunteers - protecting the trees from deer

Very excited to tell you that last Thursday the Tesco, Bags Of Help project at St Maurice’s Pond began.  The Cumbernauld Living Landscape has contracted The Conservation Volunteers to come out to plant the small community orchard and to improve the boardwalk that take you across the pond. … read more

STOP THE PRESS!!!! New Mascot in town

Have you heard the news?

We have been in cahoots with a local celebrity, the star of Cumbernauld Greenspaces your local pine marten!

Your shy and elusive pine marten Milish with Lily, Primary 6

  We asked her if she would like to support us at high falooting events such as our local gala days, schools and project launches.  Our friendly pine marten agreed on under one condition - we had to find a name for her!  We asked local school children to come up with a name that would reflect who she is and and here is the result. … read more

Natural Connections - Changing Places, Changing Lives

Last Friday the Cumbernauld Living Landscape together with staff and students from St Maurice’s High School accepted a cheque for £10,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help, supported by greenspace scotland.  … read more

Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust   North Lanarkshire Council   Forestry Commission   Central Scotland Green Network  North Lanarkshire Council