Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve is a cracking we jewel in Cumbernauld.  Over the past couple of weeks I have been taking organisations out on site visits to see how we can raise the awareness of the community and encourage them to use the spot. I have had many comments from the people in these organisations, remarking how wonderful a place it is and rightly so, Ravenswood LNR is a fabulous mosaic of habitats with a great range of wildlife.  It does have a problem though – Invasive Non-Native Species!

Some of the invasive species we have in Cumbernuald.

Justyna our Volunteer Intern has been out surveying and mapping invasive species in the three sites I’ll be working on with the schools and community. On Sunday the 4th of October my volunteer team will be at Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve to remove them and use the cut materials to create bug habitats, there is also a bonus! A member of the Buglife team will be with us to give a bug walk and talk. If you would like to get fit, meet new people, learn new skills and help your community contact me on tlambert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Fantastic bug habitat created by the pupils of Cumbernauld Primary and St Andrews Primary shared campus.

Sunday 4th October 12pm, Ravenswood LNR Island Road entrance, children welcome.  For more information follow us on Facebook – Cumbernauld Living Landscape

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