11. Malls Mire – NS602621
For more information and photographs about Malls Mire see this link http://www.urbanroots.org.uk/projects/community-woodland/
Malls Mire was declared a Local Nature Reserve in March 2015 – see plan.
Access can be had from the Community Centre on Prospecthill Circus, off Prospecthill Road.
It is a small site (approx 7ha), just over half of which consists of woodland habitat, the rest being mainly neutral grassland and marsh with a small pond. The majority of the woodland habitat is a plantation of predominantly broadleaf trees, the planting having been undertaken in 1993 by Treewise (now the Wise-Group) as part of amenity planting for Toryglen.
Urban Roots currently undertake management work and assist with promotion of the site (and its biodiversity) amongst the local community in Toryglen.
Recent surveys by entomologists have shown that the site is valuable for a number of rare beetles and a spider, the latter, Southern Motherphage (Coelotes terrestris) having only been found at one other site in Scotland.