Last Thursday a group of participants in the Cumbernauld’s Bloomin’ Wild attended the Beautiful Scotland award in Dunfermline coordinated by Keep Scotland Beautiful. It was a fantastic day with people from all over Scotland celebrating what make their place special. These awards are a way of recognising hard work and determination, mostly carried out by volunteers, to improve parks, reserves, business districts and residential gardens. Read on to find out how Cumbernauld's Bloomin' Wild got on. … read more
Visitors to the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Forest Wood reserve may have come across the carved wooden pine martens hiding in their natural habitat, but did you know this woodland has now sprouted four statues based on Easter Island’s famous moai too?
At the start of August we had two lovely volunteer judges from Keep Scotland Beautiful out assessing areas in our town for the Beautiful Scotland of Cumbernauld’s Bloomin’ Wild. It was a mixed day of sun and showers but that didn’t stop our local groups from shining on the day.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Adam Smith of the Cumbernauld Environmental Society for organising and delivering Cumbernauld’s previous entries over a number of years. This is a huge undertaking and one that surprised us in its depth and requirements. … read more
This year the Friends of Cumbernauld House Park and Glen are hosting the final event of the summer on the 19th of August from 12pm – 3pm. The event will be at Cumbernauld House Park in the field in front of the big house with a variety of stalls and fun activities. … read more
Cumbernauld Living Landscape has a new Intern! Katherine is with us for 12 weeks surveying Invasive Non-native species on the three Natural Connections sites. Her work will let us compare a previous survey of 2015 to let us see how far it has spread, if our volunteer days of clearing it have made an impact and it will map precisely where each plant is for us to be able to clear it out in the future. … read more
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