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1. Forthcoming Events
Keep an eye on the web site and facebook page for details of our next wildfowl feeding and bird ID event at Hogganfield Park LNR.
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2. Sunday 28 October 2018 – Wildfowl Feeding and Bird ID
Thanks to everyone that came along to our wildfowl feeding and ID event. It’s great to hear people’s reaction when we tell them that the Whooper Swans have flown from Iceland to winter in Glasgow. One down side was a Goosander that had got tangled with a fishing line – we have contacted the Council. And thanks go to our vice-chair, Val, who undertook a litter pick filling a whole bag.
3. Sunday 9 September 2018 – Guided Walk and Wildfowl Feeding and Bird ID
Thanks to everyone that attended our events on Sunday 9 September 2018.
i) Guided Walk : Hogganfield Park LNR – Cardowan Moss LNR – Frankfield Loch
Fifteen people set out on the guided walk led by our Group Chair, Jim Coyle, in conjunction with the SOC Clyde Branch, and were joined by a few others for part of the route. We saw or heard at least 37 bird species as well as having great views of Common Darter dragonflies. Everyone seemed to enjoy the walk with the highlight being a female Garganey in amongst the Teal and Shoveler.
ii) Wildfowl Feeding and Bird ID : Hogganfield Park LNR
In addition to the guided walk, we held a wildfowl feeding and bird ID session plus impromptu litter pick. Despite a heavy shower, the volunteers handed out c.8kg of ‘floating swan and duck food’ to visitors to the park and provided bird identification advice. We are, as ever, extremely grateful for the donations received. Despite clearing 2 bags of rubbish from the loch edge next to the car park on our last visit, another bag full was removed on Sunday and it does make you wonder how so much rubbish ends up in the water when there are plenty of litter bins in the area.
4. The Inspiring City Awards in association with PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW
We are proud to announce that we won the Environmental Award at the above awards Ceremony held in the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow on the evening of 6 September 2018.
5. Garscadden Wood LNR
We were really lucky with the weather on Saturday (25 August 2018) for the event at Garscadden Wood LNR. Butterfly Conservation were also present along with wood crafters, the Council’s Countryside Rangers and the local Forestry Commission ranger. Two bags were filled with rubbish, wildflowers planted and invasive plants removed. We also had good sightings of birds and butterflies with Buzzards, Sparrowhawks and Peacock butterflies being the highlights. A glimpse of a probable Purple Hairstreak butterfly was also memorable for two of the group! Finally, thanks to Volunteering Matters for an Action Earth project grant towards the cost of the event.