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Gardening Workshop & Nature walk
August 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
A Forest: an eclectic programme of music, performance, workshops around ideas of changing landscape happening at Courtshaw Hill throughout the duration of Cycle Arts Festival.
Wildlife Gardening Workshop & Nature walk with Froglife
Froglife is coming to celebrate the National Cycle Path Network and the wonderful wildlife you can find alongside its pathways. At Courtshaw Hill we will be hosting a Wildlife Gardening Workshop to share skills for wildlife gardening through the creation of wildlife friendly model gardens and learn about amphibians and reptiles along the way with our staff (complete with amphibian and reptile models!). We will then undertake a nature walk together to explore the site and find local wildlife. This event is family friendly and you’ll be able to pick up free guides for native amphibians and reptiles as well as our Natterchat magazine and our handy guide to creating ponds at the end.
Froglife are a national amphibian and reptile conservation charity whose vision is a world in which amphibians and reptiles are flourishing as part of healthy ecosystems. In Renfrewshire we deliver the Scottish Green Pathways project, working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people aged 8 to 18 (or up to age 25 if they have additional support needs) and the Green Pathways For Life – Glasgow & Renfrewshire project working with people living with dementia to improve local greenspaces for wildlife, especially amphibians and reptiles, through practical conservation projects with these groups. Activities can include anything from nature walks to pond dipping to creating a new pond in a local greenspace. Find out more here: Renfrewshire Living Water (froglife.org)
Saturday 6th August, 11am – 1pm at Courtshaw Hill
Courtshaw Hill Viewpoint is located in quite an exposed location with a short but steep climb to the top along a dedicated footpath.
Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day, including suitable footwear for moderate hill climbing and waterproofs in case of rain. For longer events there will be seating available but please be aware that it will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The nearest toilet facilities are located at Castle Semple Visitor centre, so please bear this in mind when attending events.