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Tremendous Trees

If there’s one thing the recent spell of sunshine has shown me, it’s the value of a good tree. I often have people tell me how lucky I am to have an outdoor job  – and of course they’re right – but at the same time it can get pretty sweaty working outside in the

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Heatwave

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that it’s hot outside! This weather has been a boon for Human sun-worshippers but it is a difficult time for wildlife. Just like the recent stories of how our train tracks and roads are struggling to cope with temperatures outside of Scotland’s normal range, so too are our native

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Help wildlife the easy way

It’s summer time and our streets are alive with the sound of lawnmowers. But if you have a garden consider taking a closer look at your patch of green before you mow. This year I decided to do just that and left my first cut a little late– and was thrilled to find my lawn

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Take a closer look

The spate of heavenly weather we have been having makes getting out for a walk all the more pleasant. Feeling the sun warm on your face and enjoying the tiniest of breezes is pure heaven! On a recent walk I thought I would see how many wildflowers I could spot, to give me a feel

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Tourist’s paradise

  How far would you travel to go to the supermarket, or to take your kids to nursery?  For some residents of Cumbernauld it might be further than you think. Over the last few days anyone walking round Cumbernauld’s woodlands with an open ear may have noticed a change in the sounds around us.  The

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Foxes and Cubs

Spring has now well and truly sprung and over at Cumbernauld Living Landscape we are savouring every moment of this blissful time of year. Our Wild Ways Well group has been accomplishing the ‘Take Notice’ part of the 5 Ways To Wellbeing by immersing themselves in the changing cycles of nature. Being mindful of the

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Taking Notice of Nature

Our Wild Ways Well group had a great time exploring the Cumbernauld Glen this week despite the weather! We had rain, hail, sleet and sunshine all in the space of a couple of hours, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. We headed to the Glen from the town centre and enjoyed a leisurely walk brisk

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Here be Badgers!

It was a mixed bag for the Wild Ways Well groups last week, the Tuesday group was forced indoors by the heavy rain and freezing conditions, while the Thursday group spent part of its session basking in the sunshine in a woodland clearing! Mother Nature likes keeping us guessing. Looking at my diary, last year

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Guest Blog – Chris Simpson from Informed Tree Services

Chris Simpson is the Managing Director of Informed Tree Services and does much of his work providing training in tree and woodland management within Cumbernauld. We invited Chris in for a Q&A about his work.     What does your job involve? I organise and deliver training courses, and assessments, for candidates looking to learn

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Happy International Day of the Forest!

Way back in 2012 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe 21 March as the International Day of Forests every year. Their aim was to raise awareness of the role and importance of forests around the world. 1.6 billion people depend directly on forests for food and shelter, and the other 6 billion