Putting the Wild in Wild Ways Well

Wild Ways Well. What’s in a name? I’m sure everyone out there will agree that it positively trips off the tongue (you trying saying it a dozen times while giving a presentation and see how long it takes to get tongue tied!), but did we just pick the name because of the snazzy alliteration? Or


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


Some Wild Ways Well firsts

It was a busy time for Wild Ways Well last week, with three sessions on the go, I can’t really call it hard work with a clean conscience though, it really just meant more chances to be outside! The first two groups spent their time down in the Glen, having a go at some forest


We invite you to see our unveiled plans

Over the past few months, Cumbernauld Living Landscape has been carrying out a lot of consultations about the towns green spaces and the community groups who use them.  Thank you to everyone who has taken part and helped us to understand your views about the local green spaces in the town. In the background expert consultants have


Wild Ways Well in the snow

    A bit of a mixed time for Wild Ways Well over the last week with the weather playing its hand as the Beast from the East continued to make its presence felt. The Tuesday group had some training booked in where we were going to learn how to film our own nature based


How the beast from the east affects our wildlife

The “beast from the east” hit with a vengeance last week leaving huge amounts of snow and freezing temperatures in its wake. We were just starting to get the first reports of bumblebees and hedgehogs coming out of hibernation in the week leading up to it so for those individuals there are some hard days


Beech cleans in Cumbernauld?

I bet you thought I spelt the title for this week’s blog wrong. Fear not, I haven’t not lost my dictionary. There has been a recent upsurge in beach cleans happening around the globe due to our increasing understanding of the damage that plastics are doing to wildlife. While this is great, surely it’s better


A little compassion – and lots of tea

Anti-depressants are good for you! That was pretty much the message that was being blared out by the newspaper headlines last week after the publication of a major new study into their use was published. The truth is – you won’t be surprised to hear – a little more complicated than that! The actual results


What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?  The Wild Ways Well group were out looking for Dingle-Dangles in the woods of Cumbernauld this Thursday… That’s not as dodgy as it sounds! Dingle-Dangles, Snow Piercer, Fair Maids of February, Little Sisters of the Snow, Milk Flowers, White Ladies, Hope’s Flower, Death’s Flower, Candlemass Bells… all mean the same thing,


The toast of Cumbernauld

Did you know that today is National Toast Day? You might be wondering where Cumbernauld Living Landscape stands on the great debates about whether to cut toast horizontally, diagonally or not at all, or if a dropped slice of toast will always land butter side down. But surely the most important issue is how do

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Cumbernauld Living LandscapeThursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 1:55pm

Fun wee morning out today with a wonderful group of Home School educators. The children were so inquisitive and couldn't wait to see what they could find in the woodland and the pond.

We also had a very special guest, the previous...

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Cumbernauld Living LandscapeThursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 8:50am

OOOOOOO fungus growing teams who is up for it?

Have a link on the link below #TeamFungus

CumbernauldLivingLandscapeWednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 2:31pm

Today's blog mark's #InternationalForestDay - did you know that 23% of Cumbernauld is covered in trees? That's almost double the UK average! We love trees here in Cumbernauld and we'd love to hear your views about how we can protect them and...

CumbernauldLivingLandscapeTuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 7:37am