The Scottish Wildlife Trust has extended the Upper Nethan Gorge Wildlife Reserve between Blackwood and Tillietudlem. To celebrate this new land, which joins up the ancient woodlands of Upper Nethan Gorge and Lower Nethan Gorge, we are inviting you to come along and join in with planting 500 native trees on Saturday 3rd November.
This is your chance to add your mark to these amazing woodlands. The trees that are planted at the open day will be part of the Nethan Valley for generations to come. Connecting up the Upper and Lower Nethan Gorges will give wildlife a larger habitat to live in which should attract a greater range of species to the area. The valley is made up of birch, oak and pine trees, home to many birds and flowers such as orchids, willow warblers and kestrels.
We will be planting trees from 1-3pm, so come on down for an afternoon adding to the woods!
The Scottish Wildlife Trust purchased this extension to the Nethan Gorge reserve following support from Viridor Credits Environmental Company and donations from Trust members.
Tools and gloves provided but wear old clothes and wellies/walking boots.
Meet on the minor road from Blackwood to Tillietudlem, just after the turn off for Craignethan Castle.
For further details please call Steve Blow on 01555 665262.