Cumbernauld Living Landscape

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Natural Connections - Workday at St Maurice's Pond

Workday at St Maurice's Pond to close the gaps in the boardwalk.  Thanks to NLC Country Parks and The Conservation Volunteers, one section complete 4 more to go! Well done guys.

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Natural Connections - Lacewings, a gardeners friend

Common Green Lacewing Chrysoperla carnea

I recently had a visitor to my garden the other day.  A lacewing had flown in and had taken up residence on one of my plants to sleep off a busy night collecting pollen and nectar. Mainly nocturnal these insects are named due to the almost glass like transparent lacing of the wings, which rest in a tent shape over the abdomen. You might spot them on a late summer evening, weakly flitting through meadows or even your own garden plants. … read more

Night-time Window on Wildlife

Have you ever walked through some woodland and wondered what creatures might live there that we can’t see?  That use their superb senses and camouflage to hide from human eyes and come out only when no-one is around.

Ever looked out into the garden, or the street and wondered what wildlife visits in the night?  Maybe you’ve heard the scream of a fox, the hoot of an owl or the snuffling of a badger.

One way to find out is to throw a light switch or head out with a torch, but by doing so you might frighten off the animals you’d like to see, or at the very least change their behaviour hugely.  … read more

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

 

Day 7 #30DaysWild

Day 7 #30DaysWild - Milish the pine marten looks in wonder a the Scottish Wildlife Trust Ospreycam

 

Day 6 #30DaysWild

Day 6 #30DaysWild - found a tiny birds nest and looked up to find another in it's place #buildbetter

 

Day 5 #30DaysWild

Day 5 #30DaysWild - catching the beautiful colour's of broom

 

Programme leaders

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