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Swan Saga Seven

Swans have nested on Craiglockhart Pond for more than 100 years. Our swans have chosen the same nesting location as last year – great for viewing but a bit vulnerable to predators. It has not been possible to rebuild the old nesting site against the wall of the Lockharton Avenue houses. Brighid, the female or […]

Green Flag Award for the 3rd year running

On Thursday 3 November 2011 the new flag was raised at a small ceremony in the woods.  The sun shone on us and everyone looked happy and enjoyed the opportunity to meet and socialise with their neighbours from the community. This year 34 Green Flags were awarded to green spaces in Scotland with Edinburgh gaining […]

What have the Countryside Rangers been up to recently?

September/October Bat boxes were checked this month by one of our Countryside Rangers (CR) who has a bat licence, there was no evidence of bats using them although bats can be seen around the pond at dusk and just after the sun has set.  Some of the bat boxes have been nailed down which makes […]

Woodlands clean up event on Sunday 12th June

There is a woodlands and Nature Trail clean up event on Sunday 12th June which gives everyone a chance to help collect litter from the woods area. Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided.  Please meet at the gate by the pond on Lockharton Crescent at 10.00am. We expect to finish before noon. All help is […]