Wildlife

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

A Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang char­ity has been help­ing young­sters get ac­quainted with na­ture.

For Pro­ject 31 have been hold­ing a se­ries of na­ture walks in Holmhills Park in Cam­bus­lang.

Fam­i­lies have un­der­taken the walks in all weath­ers and have par­tic­i­pated in ac­tiv­i­ties such as pond dip­ping, bug hunt­ing and flower iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. Two of the walks have been sup­ported by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil rangers who have of­fered ad­di­tional ex­per­tise.

Pro­ject man­ager Lorna Bam­ford, said:“As we’ve re­cently been us­ing Holmhills for a range of For­est School groups we de­cided we’d like more chil­dren and fam­i­lies to ex­pe­ri­ence some of what Holmhills has to of­fer.

“Peo­ple have been sur­prised to dis­cover just how much wildlife there is to be spot­ted and that there are sev­eral ponds full of in­ter­est­ing crea­tures.

“We’ve re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the in­put from the rangers and the knowl­edge they’ve been able to share with our chil­dren and Pro­ject 31 is run­ning a full sum­mer pro­gramme of ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and fam­i­lies in­clud­ing na­ture walks and for­est school ses­sions in Holmhills and all ses­sions are free of charge.”

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www. project31.co.uk or check their face­book page.

Good weather The sun came out for the Pro­ject 31 na­ture walk Great out­doors These two young­sters en­joyed the na­ture

walk

Get your wings

This young­ster shows off her but­ter­fly wings

Net­ting some na­ture Pond dip­ping was one of the ac­tiv­i­ties the young­sters en­joyed dur­ing the na­ture walk

Wa­ter lot of fun Holmhills Park

This lit­tle girl ex­plores the pond at

Fun all round The kids show the find­ings of their pond dip­ping and bug hunt­ing

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