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Riggfest 2018

Cumbernauld Living Landscape was represented at Riggfest last week, a youth outdoor learning festival at Palacerigg. We had a great time with the young people, playing a variety of simple team building games and building woodland shelters. The kids were full of energy and enthusiasm – and the sun was shining which always helps! I

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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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Wild Ways Well 10/07/2018

It’s been a while since we had a Wild Ways Well update, so apologies for the lack of news.  Lack of news doesn’t mean lack of activity though – quite the reverse! We had a lovely day at the end of June in Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve when we were able to present our inaugural

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Celebrating success through the John Muir Award

We were delighted last week to present several members of our Wild Ways Well Tuesday group with their John Muir Awards. These hard-earned awards recognise people’s commitment to the environment and they fit perfectly with our own programme. To earn their award everyone has committed at least four days effort, and met four challenges: Discover,

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Hope for the future

It seems to be all doom and gloom in the conservation world just now. Recently the news was full of tales of an ‘ecological Armageddon’ after a study found that flying insect numbers are down 76% over the last 25 years. Another study found grassland butterflies are down by 50% over the past two decades.

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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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Wild Ways Well Blog – A good moan about depression!

Yes, I am one of these types who do not like being taken for a moaner… I caught myself adding ‘but it’s all good’ or ‘everything will be fine’ after each negative comment I make! Ah yes, because I subconsciously assume that nobody wants to hear some negative comments about my life. Nobody would like

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Wild Ways Well Week 7th July

The Wild Ways Well Week We’re going to cover a couple of weeks in this exciting episode of the Wild Ways Well blog so please bear with me! We visited a few different places with the various groups, we’ve been down to Cumbernauld Glen sitting by the river and listening to the birds, over by

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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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Dementia Awareness Week

This week is Dementia Awareness Week, an initiative to try and raise the profile of an illness which as we all begin to live longer lives is becoming increasingly prevalent in society. Researchers are finding that one thing that can mitigate the symptoms of illnesses like dementia is getting outdoors. Many sufferers still have glowing

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