With a week of relative heat and sunshine, it finally feels like summer has arrived! When you’re out and about enjoying the sunshine, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for wildlife. Last week, whilst out walking my dogs, I caught site of a roe deer in the woodland close to St Maurice’s Pond. On closer inspection I saw that the deer wasn’t alone; twin fawns reminiscent of Bambi were alongside the doe. These tiny deer were probably only a day or two old and the fact that there were twins suggests that last year must have been a bountiful year, with plenty of food around for the mother to eat.

Mother and twins
Mother and her twins

This week, the Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s team have decided to make a concerted effort to get out on our reserves more to see what other wildlife can be spotted. Every Thursday over the next month, we’ll be exploring the Scottish Wildlife Trust Cumbernauld Glen reserve. Given that it’s the summer holidays, we would welcome anyone who wishes to join us on our strolls into nature. Starting from the allotment car park at 1pm, we’ll be in the meadow or along the path that takes you to the Dovecot delivering a variety of different activities over two hours. You can find more information on our Facebook page: Cumbernauld Living Landscape.

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