Five Cut it Out

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Just before Christmas we had two veterans and three new hands clearing scrub from the wildflower meadow (see earlier post) at St Magdalene’s Hill. There was wind, snow, rain, fine views, hot drinks and mince pies. Tons of scrub was cut and a large area of wildflower meadow preserved. Have you visited St Magdalene’s Hill? It’s a big site above the Craigie/Moncreiff neighbourhoods of Perth. How was your visit?

Rake’s Progress

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Four volunteers from South Perth Green Spaces Group, and two of us from Community Greenspace, raked a fair bit of meadow at St Magdalene’s Hill in October. We hope that this will be the beginning of a yearly programme of meadow management that will conserve an area that has lots of wildflowers and fungi, and which is valuable because it is many decades old.

Hay, Good lookin’

st-mags-hill-meadow-raking-oct-2016-3Four volunteers from South Perth Green Spaces Group, and two of us from Community Greenspace, raked a fair bit of meadow at St Magdalene’s Hill the week before last. We hope that this will be the beginning of a yearly programme of meadow management that will conserve an area that has lots of wildflowers and fungi, and which is valuable because it is many decades old. Ever been to St Magdalene’s Hill? – this is the time of year to go!

Duck ‘n’ cornsalad

Old news can still be good news. We are indebted to Ian Ford, who takes a strong interest in Kingoodie Quarry, for these two pictures – which he sent last month but they got over-looked. One of them features one of the two broods of mallard duck that he spotted there (one of 11 and one of 15). Also his picture of cornsalad plants.

Ian is thinking of starting a group to help support this site, part of which is owned by Perth and Kinross Council, and which has a lot of natural history interest and also historical interest, quite a part from being a dramatic and attractive place to visit.

Oak planting, Perth *postponed

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Stuart McCash with some of the oak seedlings this week

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Location of St Mags Car Park, top of Glendevon Road.

Come and join us planting oak trees on St Magdalene’s Hill, Perth on Thursday, 17th March at 10am. Meet at the car park at the top of Glendevon Road (see map).

Stuart’s family have been collecting acorns from old street trees over the last few years and we have been using them to increase the number of oaks in the woodlands on St Magdalene’s Hill. So far we have planted several dozen and there are about 50 more to plant. We will need to construct some protection, so you can get creative, if you like.

St Magdalene’s Hill is a big site with a lot of interest and I look forward to seeing you there next week if you can make it.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. FURTHER DETAILS AND DATE WILL BE RELEASED IN DUE COURSE.