Last week was National Dragonfly Week and it’s the perfect time of year to go looking for these amazing insects.
Dragonflies – and their close relatives damselflies – are incredible creatures. The ancestors of our modern dragonflies evolved before dinosaurs walked the Earth, some 300 million years ago. However, they were much bigger then, with wingspans of up to two feet! … read more
Last Saturday we had a fantastic day ‘Going Wild’ at St Maurice’s Pond to help celebrate National Meadow’s Day.
The weather held dry for us and lots of families came along and helped us to have fun exploring the flowers and pollinators on the site. … read more
My name is Emma Louise McGurk and I am from St. Maurice’s High school in Cumbernauld. I have been involved with Natural Connections since September 2015, we were introduced to Tracy and Liz early on in September and they gave us an idea of what the project was about and what we were going to be doing with them. The following fortnight we took a site visit and we did a risk assessment on the area, this helped us get to know our site better and sum up what we needed to improve in the area of St. Maurice’s Pond. From then on every fortnight we would set out to try and improve our site we carried out activities like litter picking and weed whacking, from the litter picking we managed to get 5 whole bags full with litter and since then the area has very little litter there (we hope for it to stay that way). … read more
Next time you are in Tesco think of St Maurice's pond and cast your vote to help us improve the area. As part of the Natural Connection project the Scottish Wildlife Trust has been working with St Maurice’s High School to raise awareness of St Maurice’s Pond and encourage local young people to make the improvements. The pupils have already made a start … read more