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)
jpalmar2005@yahoo.co.uk

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 and Talks.

Directions

From Hyndland Station.

44/4 bus stop on Clarence Drive.

Get directions

Glasgow

Events and Talks

August – November 2019


• Saturday 3 August 11:00am-3:00pm

Linn Park walk

This joint walk with Clarkston and East Kilbride District Group, led by Dr. Kevin Sinclair, will follow a broadly circular route within the Linn Park LNR and will be hosted by members of the Friends of Linn Park (FoLP). The day will provide an insight into the various initiatives implemented by FoLP including a scheme involving the construction, introduction and monitoring of 80 nestboxes/batboxes; redevelopment of the former Wildlife Trail; wildflower and tree planting; path restoration work and establishment of butterfly monitoring transacts. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, examples of which are regularly posted on the Love Linn Park Facebook page.

Meet at the Clarkston Road entrance to Linn Park (NS578590).

Contact David Palmar dpalmar2000@yahoo.co.uk

 

• Saturday 14 September 10:30am-3:00pm

Cathkin/Netherton Braes walk

A guided circular walk by countryside ranger Gary Linstead, of Cathkin Braes Local Nature Reserve on the southern edge of Glasgow. This walk will follow a different route to the walk we did in April. The natural environment of the reserve consists of ancient woodland, grassland, heath and scrub. Great views across Glasgow and beyond and a wide variety of wildlife.

Meet at: Cathkin Braes LNR’s car park on Cathkin Road (B759). Grid Reference: NS609578

Contact Brian Innes 07742078840

 

• Wednesday 23 October 7:30am-9:30pm   

A talk from the chair of the Scottish Wildlife Trust

Linda Rosborough retired as the Director of Marine Scotland in 2016. She has enjoyed a long career in the civil service, and has advised the House of Commons Environment Select Committee. Linda holds a PhD in environmental planning. She is now the Chair the Scottish Wildlife Trust and will give a talk reflecting on her experiences and her vision for the future.

Meet at Hyndland Secondary School, Airlie Theatre, Clarence Drive. G12 9RQ

Suggested donation – £2 including refreshments.

Contact Mike Turner 0141 357 0094

 

• Saturday 26 October 11:00am-3:00pm

Hogganfield Park walk

Hogganfield Park has been declared a Local Nature Reserve and is Glasgow’s best site for viewing wintering water birds such as whooper swan and goldeneye duck. It includes Hogganfield Loch and its surrounding grasslands, marshy ponds and woodlands.

Meet at the main entrance car park at Cumbernauld Road beside Lethamhill Golf Course (NS 638672).

Contact David Palmar dpalmar2000@yahoo.co.uk

 

• Sunday 10 November 11:00am-3:00pm

Garnock Floods and Corsehillmuir Wood walk

This 2 site walk will be led by Gill Smart, Reserves Manager, Scottish Wildlife Trust.  Garnock Floods is one of the nine Irvine Greenspace reserves and is frequented by shoveler, wigeon, teal, goldeneye and tufted duck in winter. Corsehillmuir Wood is one of the other reserves and is a mature birchwood with a dense canopy of birch, ash, alder and willow. Mushrooms and toadstools pepper the woodland floor in autumn.

Parking for Garnock Floods is on the straight stretch next to the open field south of the reserve at NS317404.

Afternoon parking for Corsehillmuir Wood is also roadside and at NS314434.

Contact David Palmar dpalmar2000@yahoo.co.uk


Want to do practical  conservation work?

contact

Peter Gilbert – pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

or

Graham Lewis –   lewisgraham@gmail.com

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

 

 

 

 

FURTHER READING

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