Helping Cumbernauld’s amazing bogs

Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s amazing volunteers are out once again helping to manage and improve local greenspaces. You might even have seen our Nature Ninjas in Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve last week, working away in the blazing sunshine. Our first task was improving the access ways around the park. This included cutting back some of the over-hanging long grass and the

Making Greenspaces We Can Share

Throughout lockdown it was a common quote that ‘we were all in this together’ and that Covid-19 affected everyone equally. But it wasn’t equal. I’m lucky enough to live in a house with a garden. Lucky enough to have time to spend in it when things got too tough, when fear and emotion threatened to overwhelm me. It is easy

The world under your feet!

Local resident Kate Fromings has written this guest blog about the world living under your feet.  Here’s a fun way to connect with nature, whatever your age. You just need half an hour, a pencil and some paper! If you enjoy doing this activity, we suggest using a notepad so you can regularly keep track of your findings. Choose an

Turning inside out

So, I don’t know about you, but I am personally sick of shielding! I have learned that in these past few months being outside has a level of importance to me that I took for granted. Lack of exercise and that feeling of freedom of movement have left me sore and in low mood. It is not natural to stay

Weird Cumbernauld place names

Local resident Kate Fromings has written this guest blog about the weird origins of place names in Cumbernauld   ©Kate Fromings – Crags at Walton Burn   ©Kate Fromings – Luggie Water   Have you ever heard a strange word and wondered how it came to be used? In nature we find that words are often passed down from our

Our volunteers are back in the outdoors!

We are delighted to announce that our volunteer groups are heading back outdoors! These groups will be operating at a reduced capacity with social distance checks to follow current Covid-19 guidelines. We aim to carry out vital tasks in the community – litter picks, invasive species removal and path maintenance. Our volunteers are ecstatic at the possibility of heading back

A closer look at moths

I have always been a lover of butterflies, but it took me a bit more time to come around to moths. Until I started working for the Cumbernauld Living Landscape I used to think that moths were all little brown jobs, drab, mono-colour, and basically dull. As it turns out I am so very wrong and that every day really

If you go down to the meadows today

The Cumbernauld Living Landscape team are gradually getting back out to visit some greenspaces in Cumbernauld. Tracy, our Project Officer for Young People visited St Maurice’s Pond recently and was amazed at how much the meadow was thriving! There’s such a diverse range of plant species to be found including knapweed, yellow rattle and birds foot trefoil. Benefiting from these