Spring Event at Spier's Old School Grounds

by Roger Griffith
  • The Spring walk group at the Wish Tree

The NAC Garnock Valley Ranger and NAC Volunteer Iain Kerr organised a successful Spring Walk event at the parklands, attended by 15 people, including locals and also visitors from further afield.

The group started by looking at signs of badger activity, namely territorial markers consisting of deep scratch marks on timber and bark torn open. Spring flower names were discussed, such as Cuckoo Flower, Primrose (first rose), Woundwort (heals wounds), etc.

Iain pointed out signs of nesting birds and feeding sites, such as the woodpecker excavations on a dead tree at the High Field.

Coins were added to the Wish Tree and the group then looked at live mammal traps that had been baited and set out the night before. Iain had some bird nests on display and he explained how they were constructed and identified the species that made them,

The next event run by the NAC Ranger Service is the Mid-week 'Walk and Talk' event on May 15th at 11am.


Have your say...

Add your own comment

Add

You need to be logged in to add news & pictures. If you haven't already, it's quick & easy to Sign up.

Sorry, there were some problems with your request

Please check that the email address you are using is the same one that you signed up with. If you have forgotten your password we can send you a reminder.

Sign In
  1. Forgotten Password?

Sorry, there were some problems with your request

Please check that the email address you are using is the same one that you signed up with.

Password reminder
  1. If you have forgotten your password, simply enter the email address associated with your account below and we will send you a link to reset it.

    Please note for security reasons the link will expire within 1 hour. After that you will need to request another link.

  2. <<Return to Login

Your sign in details have been retrieved and an email is on its way to you!

<<Return to Login

Contribute
  1. By posting on s1beith youíre agreeing to abide by our Posting Policy. Your email address wonít be displayed to the public.

  1. Here's your chance to make sure your contribution is exactly as you'd like it.

  2. Your photos will be uploaded when you click 'Send it'

    Your video will be uploaded when you click 'Send it'

    Your photos and video will be uploaded when you click 'Send it'

  3. By clicking 'send it' youíre agreeing to abide by our Posting Policy.

Tell everyone your news

If itís topical in Beith, this is the place for it.

Remember that news doesn't just mean crime and politics Ė a golden wedding, a new baby, or a personal achievement are news to any community.

Add

You need to be logged in to add news & pictures. If you haven't already, it's quick & easy to Sign up.

Sorry, there were some problems with your request

Please check that the email address you are using is the same one that you signed up with. If you have forgotten your password we can send you a reminder.

Sign In
  1. Forgotten Password?

Sorry, there were some problems with your request

Please check that the email address you are using is the same one that you signed up with.

Password reminder
  1. If you have forgotten your password, simply enter the email address associated with your account below and we will send you a link to reset it.

    Please note for security reasons the link will expire within 1 hour. After that you will need to request another link.

  2. <<Return to Login

Your sign in details have been retrieved and an email is on its way to you!

<<Return to Login

Contribute
  1. Please make sure what youíre adding is news. If it's an event, you must also add it to our What's On section before it'll be allowed here. History and advertising have their own sections, too.

    Posting Tips
  2. If your contribution is about a specific location, please enter the nearest postcode (if known)

  1. Here's your chance to make sure your contribution is exactly as you'd like it.

  2. Your photos will be uploaded when you click 'Send it'

    Your video will be uploaded when you click 'Send it'

    Your photos and video will be uploaded when you click 'Send it'

  3. By clicking 'send it' youíre agreeing to abide by our Posting Policy.

In the News

  • Mini Ranger for the Day

    by James Smith

    Hillhead Pets Corner and Outdoor Learning Centre Our May date are out now, limited places only £2 Call to book 01505 888356 or Find us on Facebook  …

  • Happy Halloween

    by Karen Kelly

    This halloween was the first time we'd opened our doors for Trick or Treaters and we have to say what lovely, well mannered children we had visit us. Well done to the youth of Beith!  Very impressed. :-)…

  • by Carrick Crawford

  • Deid Man's Plantin Restoration Ceremony

    by Carrick Crawford

    Deid Man's Plantin Restoration Ceremony   On Sunday 12 October 2014, around 40 guests...… 2 Comments

Want a site like this for your community? Suggest a new location
© Herald & Times Group. All rights reserved.
Contact us | Terms of use | Privacy policy | How we use Cookies | Newsquest Media Group