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Biodiversity Summer School

Biodiversity Summer School

This is the second year the Biodiversity Summer School has ran in Carrickfergus and I was really pleased to be working at it this year. It was a week of free events that aimed to teach children (and adults!) about the … Continue reading

Burdiehouse Burn 12th and 14th August 2014

Tuesday and Thursday this week we were doing a range of tasks at Burdiehouse Burn. At Burdiehouse there are pockets of millennium woodland (trees planted with millennium grants that have not been managed at all since they were planted) We … Continue reading

Craigmillar Castle Park 13/08/14

Today we were at Craigmillar Castle Park we were all about access! We were doing some work on and around the paths and doing some work in the woodland. The woodland at Criagmillar had become thick with low growing branches … Continue reading

Gardening jobs for August

Remember to start drying herbs like hyssop, bay, sage and rosemary ready for winter months. They make great Christmas presents! Pot up strawberry runners if your plants are less than three years’ old by cutting from the parent plant. Lift … Continue reading

Mini-Gardens

Mini-Gardens

As the summer rolls on into (a slightly rainy) August it has been a busy couple of months for me, with various different projects really starting to kick off. My personal project, the herb garden at Devlin Court Sheltered Housing … Continue reading

The calm before a storm

The calm before a storm

This blog comes courtesy of once-Hurricane Bertha. The current spate of bad weather means that I currently can’t get out onto the hills, leaving me with time to briefly reflect on some highlights of the past few months. Every cloud… … Continue reading

Fabulous Fencing Fun at Almondell and Calderwood country park.

Fabulous Fencing Fun at Almondell and Calderwood country park.

If ever a TCV blog title deserves a prize for outstanding alliteration this should be it! On tuesday and thursday of last week our mid week volunteering team were out at Almondell and Calderwood country park in west lothian. The … Continue reading

8 days, 8 mountain areas & over 80 people trained – that’s a wrap…!

8 days, 8 mountain areas & over 80 people trained - that's a wrap...!

This Saturday was the final day in a series of upland bird identification training days that I have been responsible for planning, facilitating and delivering during my time at BTO. We’ve had a whole range of people attend including hillwalkers, climbers, … Continue reading

Paisley Moss Pathwork

Paisley Moss Pathwork

TCV volunteering can take us to some pretty unusual places! None more so than Paisley Moss where the Glasgow Mid-Week Group got down to some more path clearance on Monday 4th August. Paisley Moss is a nature reserve situated between … Continue reading