Cumbernauld Living Landscape

Tips and advice

 

Natural Connections - The dangers of garden escapes

New Zealand flat worm - Invasive non-native species

The Cumbernauld Living Landscape team have been hard at work recently working with volunteers to make improvements to Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve.  Part of this job has involved digging up some of the garden escape plants that have found their way onto the site and replacing them with native wildflowers.

We had hoped that some of the plants we removed could have been donated to volunteers and local charities, however while we were digging we made a very unpleasant discovery - New Zealand Flatworms. … read more

Natural Connections - Wildlife Watch fun

Wildlife Watch leader Sharon helping the kids with identification

Not long now until the kids are back at school and while some of you may think yeah! Other may still be looking for activities for them to do in these last few weeks.  Look no more, the Cumbernauld Living Landscape intern has teamed up with two potential new Wildlife Watch leaders for the area and they are delivering pop up Watch days for the kids. … read more

Looking for funding?

Looking for funding towards environmental improvements in your local area?

Greggs are distributing the money raised through the carrier bag tax to small groups and school who wish to improve their local environment.

You can find out more here -  https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/large-environmental-grants

Grants range from £2500 to £10,000 and all projects must benefit the environment. … read more

Jobs fayre in Cumbernauld

Sanctuary Housing is hosting a Jobs Fayre in Fleming House (ground floor) on the 28th of January from 11am - 3pm.  You can find out more about the fayre on our Facebook Events page.

 

Natural Connections - To sleep or not to sleep...

© Amy Lewis

Unless you have been away on holiday or snuggled up in your home for quite a while you will have noticed the drop in temperature in the last month.  This dip in temperature change triggers survival mechanisms for some of our wildlife in Cumbernauld such as hedgehogs, badgers, squirrels, pine martens, bats and other small rodents.  There are a few mechanisms but for now we talk about two, torpor and hibernation which are vital for these animals to survive the winter. … read more

Natural Connections - Have a thought for wildlife

Photographer © Amy Lewis

This year as you plan your Guy Fawkes Night celebrations have a thought for the wildlife who may take refuge in your bonfire.  Hedgehogs, frogs, toads and newts are looking for places to hibernate and your bonfire could appear to be the perfect spot. Here are some handy hints to help wildlife this November. … read more

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