Scone Park Pond Spring Clean

20180413_141148Scone Park pond was given a spring clean on Friday 13th April and although the date maybe unlucky for some, no one fell in the pond so proved lucky for us!

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A group of local residents helped extract litter from the pond edges using extended litter pickers. We will go back into the pond in October to remove some of the vegetation when pond insects have stopped breeding and will collect the litter in the centre of the pond then. The pond was busy with bird life – mallard ducks, moorhen and the swans were guarding their newly constructed nest.

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A big thanks to everyone who came along on the day. We are gauging interest in a volunteer group to help with tasks in Scone Park and wider Scone area such as footpath maintenance and keeping paths clear from vegetation. If you are interested, please get in touch with Greenspace Ranger Joanna Dick by emailing JoannaDick@pkc.gov.uk

Woodland Sessions for People with Early-Stage Dementia

Week two of the Dementia Woodland Activity Sessions at Kinnoull Hill saw another great turn out including two new members. The sun came out, as did two red squirrels and a buzzard amid all of the sights and sounds of Spring and smell of wild garlic.

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We still have plenty of room and would love to see some more new faces. If you know of anyone who could benefit from a lovely woodland walk, or you are a carer needing a bit of respite please join us. We meet on Thursdays at 10am  until 1pm at the Shed, Kinnoull Hill. Tea and biscuits are provided.

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Ranger Joanna with John and signs of red squirrel feeding


Want to know more? Please contact Ranger Susan Whyte 01738 475 395.