Cumbernauld Living Landscape

Events

 

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

Going Wild with Dragons at St Maurice's Pond

IMG_20160702_122709809 web The first weekend in July was a wild one for the Natural Connections team, on Saturday we were Going Wild with Dragons at St Maurice’s Pond and on Sunday we went for a Wild Walk through Cumbernauld Glen with our regular volunteering group.

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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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Living Windows - Natural Connections

Members of the community catching up with the activities of the young people of Cumbernauld and their work to improve local greenspace sites

 

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 - Woodcarving be of interest to you?

North Lanarkshire Council Countryside Ranger - Davie "The axeman" MacFarlane

Just before the Easter break students from Greenfaulds and St Maurice’s high schools were out learning a bit about woodcraft from the North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) Countryside Rangers.  Each student carved a tent peg fashioned out of green ash and hazel rods under the expert tutelage of Davie and Jamie. The students also had a go at using a shave horse and a wood axe.

 

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Springfling at Palacerigg Country Park

Feeling sheepish after all that chocolate?, Looking for something to do this Easter Monday?

Join us at the Springfling at Palacerigg Country Park

Monday 28th March

12pm - 4pm

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Programme leaders

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