Glasgow

Glasgow is a city containing a wide variety of wildlife habitats: parks, rivers, marsh and several local nature reserves. Possil Marsh, a Trust reserve, lies to the north of the city, beside the Forth-Clyde Canal. 

What we do

 We aim to:

Inform you on wildlife topics through our walks and talks programme.
Give you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through our various events
Give you opportunities to meet other members

How to get involved

You can help  by:

Joining the Glasgow Group committee- we need ideas for new walks and talks
Taking part in practical conservation work on our reserves. Contact pgilbert@swt.org.uk  for more information
Raising funds for the Trust at events

Group information

Contacts

Mike Turner (Chair) 0141 357 0094

Ann Brackenridge (Secretary) 0141 334 2889

Janet Palmar (Treasurer) 0141 586 7890

Telephone
0141 357 0094
Email
Email Glasgow

GROUP MEETINGS

Where and when?

Where we meet

We meet regularly at Hyndland Secondary School. Programme of talks starting at 7.30pm from October-April. Walks programme throughout the year. Click on Events under Links & Downloads.

Directions

From Hyndland Station.

44/4 bus stop on Clarence Drive.

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Glasgow

Events and Talks

Events February 2018 – March 2018

• Friday 23 February 11.15am-1.00pm. Visit to Glasgow Museum Resource Centre    

Tour of the natural history collection with a chance to look at wildlife books afterwards. Booking Essential (Maximum number 15).

Meet at entrance to GMRC (G53 7NN) at the end of Woodhead Road, Nitshill.

Contact Brian Innes 07742078840

 

• Wednesday 28 February 7.30pm-9.30pm. Tag-n-Track: Following the movements and fortunes of lesser black-backed gulls

Hayley Douglas (Tag-n-Track Development Officer, Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park)

The lesser black-backed gull is one of our most misunderstood birds. Using the latest in tracking technology 12 gulls have been tagged to investigate their summer and winter movements from the Clyde area as they migrate between the local area and their haunts in Southern Europe.

Meet at Hyndland Secondary School in the library, Clarence Drive.

Contact Janet Palmar at jpalmar2005@yahoo.co.uk

• Saturday 24 March 11am-2pm. Ardmore wildlife walk

A short, easy walk around a small peninsula in the Firth of Clyde. Excellent views with seal and bird watching opportunities. This section of the River Clyde shoreline is an SSSI because it contains saltmarsh and it also supports significant numbers of wintering birds, in particular: eider, cormorant, goldeneye, oystercatcher, red-breasted Merganser, red-throated diver and redshank.

Meet at Ardardan Garden Centre, Cardross from 10.30am onwards.

Contact Ann Brackenridge 0141 339 0890

• Wednesday 28 March 7.30pm-9.30pm. The Fall and Rise of Flanders Moss – the History and Restoration of a Bog.

The talk by David Pickett of Scottish Natural Heritage will include the natural history that makes this bog so important.

Flanders Moss is the largest lowland raised bog in Britain and is home to a complex bog vegetation. People have struggled to use this wild area for generations and the moss has been targeted in the past for peat cutting for both fuel and horticultural supplies, potentially robbing us of this beautiful wetland jewel.

Meet at Hyndland Secondary School, Airlie Theatre, Clarence Drive.

Contact Janet Palmar at jpalmar2005@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Want to do practical  conservation work?- contact pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk. or David Shenton (Strathkelvin) 0141 776 5506..

Found an injured bird or animal? Contact Hesselhead Wildlife Rescue Centre, Beith, Ayrshire 01505 502415.

 

FURTHER READING

About Glasgow

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