So summer is certainly in the air now and the volunteers at the Carmyle Green Gym have certainly been making the most of it. In the last few weeks the group have been working on a number of projects in area.
We have been tidying the island garden at Carmyle Primary school, which certainly needed some TLC. The volunteers got stuck in and we removed some large conifer trees, pruned the shrubs and removed a lot of weeds and unwanted vegetation. The garden is now looking a lot better and the school are delighted with our efforts.
More recently the volunteers where involved with some biodiversity recording with the help of Harry from Buglife. We had a great wander in the wild area beside Carmyle New Park and found an incredible amount of wildlife. I was certainly surprised by how many different species we found. Some of my highlights included: a scorpion fly, lots of lacewings, soldier beetles, green veined white butterfly and we did manage to catch a glimpse of a roe deer as well. In the next month the volunteers will be starting a gardening project at the Carmyle Community Centre and will also be keeping an eye on all those pesky invasive species that are appearing along the cycle path.
Extra hands are always welcome so if you are interested in coming along then just drop me a wee email to firstname.lastname@example.org.