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

January – March 2020

Tuesday 21 January 10:30am-12:00 midday

Glasgow Botanic Gardens orchid tour

There will be a talk about orchid propagation followed by a guided tour to view the orchid displays in the hot houses.
Meet at 10.30am at the entrance to the Kibble Palace glasshouse. NS568676
PLEASE NOTE: SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED, BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Contact Janet Palmar to book your place – jpalmar2005@yahoo.co.uk

 

Saturday 15  February 11:00am-3:00pm

Rouken Glen walk

Join us for a walk in Rouken Glen Park looking at early spring flowers and birds such as the goosander, little grebe, kingfisher and grey wagtail. Part of our route will be along the orchard beds geo-trail where important examples of rocks of Carboniferous age can be found.

Meet at the East Lodge car park, G46 7JZ.

Contact Mike Turner – 0141 357 0094

 

Wednesday 26 February 7:30pm-9:30pm

Reforesting Scotland

Scotland was once a well-forested country with a culture and wildlife tied closely to trees and woodlands. Now much of the forest has been lost and environmental pressures,  including climate change, threaten what remains. One of Reforesting Scotland’s directors will tell us what they are doing to help reverse this situation.

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

Suggested donation – £2 including refreshments.

Contact Mike Turner – 0141 357 0094

 

Sunday 15 March 11:00am-3:00pm

Dams to Darnley Country Park walk

Dams to Darnley Country Park is made up of a mosaic of different habitats, providing homes for many species of plants and animals. These habitats include the open water of the Barrhead dams, wetlands and burns that are great for pond life, woodland, grassland and scrub.

Meet at the car park of Cook and Indi’s World Buffet, 500 Corselet Rd, Glasgow, G53 7RE

Contact Mark MacDonald – 0141 959 4593

 

Wednesday 25 March 7:30pm-9:30pm

Operation Osprey

In the mid 1950s Ospreys returned to nest in Scotland following their extinction at the end of the previous century and in 1959 the first Osprey successfully fledged three chicks at Loch Garten.
Kat Jones, communications manager at the RSPB, will tell the story of George Waterston and his band of devoted men and women who set up and ran Operation Osprey.

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

Suggested donation – £2 including refreshments.

Contact David Palmar – dpalmar2000@yahoo.co.uk


Want to do practical  conservation work

Much practical work on the SWT’s reserves is dependent on local volunteers.

This includes things like path construction, vegetation clearing etc.

If you would like to join in, you will be very welcome.  No previous experience is necessary.

Where:  Loch Ardinning  – see link below.

When: Normally on 1st Saturday of every month at 10.30am.

Meet at dam by A81, 1030hrs.

https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/loch-ardinning/ 

For further details/confirmation on activities at Loch Ardinning please contact Graham Lewis lewisgraham@gmail.com

ENJOY  SOME  FRESH  AIR  &  EXERCISE  AMID  THE  SCENERY, WILDLIFE  AND  PLEASANT COMPANY

 

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

 

 

 

 

FURTHER READING

About Glasgow

Out & about

Nearest local group
Glasgow

Links & downloads

Events leaflet

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