The TCV Stirling volunteers stayed at Balallan House today preparing for the delivery of a new shed for the garden for the Butterfly Conservation who we share the building with.
First we had to get rid of the old shed which seemed to be the home of a huge amount of spiders, woodlice, centipedes and most interestingly a Devil’s coach horse beetle which we found in the foundation of the old shed.
The new shed will sit on a new foundation of cement with a wooden frame surround which is pegged in … Continue reading →
The TCV volunteers have joined forces with Sustrans and their wonderful Wildlife Champions and local volunteers to help plant over 1,600 hedgerow trees…phew!!!
The hedgerow now sits beautifully running alongside the NCN768, linking Alva and Tillicoultry. This is a brilliant cycle path and it’s well worth a visit…and a chance to check out our handy work! Over all 2,500 hedgerows trees have been planted here. Species of trees included; hawthorn, hazel, blackthorn and dog rose.
Hedgerows are very a important part of the countryside and are integral for biodiversity an helping create habitat corridors for different animals and insects.
My name is Nadine and I have been writing the more ecology-based blogs for Project Scotland. I am 23 years old and believe it or not, I am Dutch! I have been writing the blog and volunteering now for about 3 months and always like to do it. Normally I study Biology in the Netherlands and I decided to come to Scotland for volunteer work. Saw loads of things already, also stuff that I might take back to my own place and maybe even compare to the ecology of how it is done back in the Netherlands. As believe … Continue reading →