Author Archives: Izzy Jones

AGM – 27th June

The Friends of Easter Craiglockhart Hill AGM 2019 will be on Thursday 27th June from 7-9pm at the Meggetland Sports Complex. At the event we will have four concepts for developing the park over the next year. Members will be asked for their feedback and to rank the concepts. Have a look at them below […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Two

Brighid and Siegfried proudly welcomed eight cygnets into the world last weekend. The cygnets were born on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. The nest by the causeway has already been abandoned, and taken over by some opportunistic ducks! The swan family can now be found sleeping on the grass at the top of the […]

Ribwort Plantain

  Ribwort Plantain is one of the most widely found wildflowers in the country, and has been around since prehistoric times. It has long leaves with five to seven deep veins along them. It flowers from April to October, is perfect for pollinators as it provides a rich nectar, and the seeds provide food for […]

Few-flowered Leek

  You may have spotted (and smelled!) this plant covering certain areas of Easter Craiglockhart Hill recently. With long, thin leaves, drooping white flowers, and distinctive onion smell, Few-flowered Leek is often mistaken for Wild Garlic, but this edible plant is actually a non-native invasive species. It begins growing in March, and grows so rapidly […]

Swan Watch 2019

Brighid and Siegfried have built their nest at the same spot as last year, and six eggs have been spotted already. There may be more eggs to come, although six is an average amount for a mute swan nest. The eggs are expected to hatch in around six weeks. Once all the eggs are laid […]