Those in the Seafield and Portobello area might have noticed the council giving the grass at the top of Seafield Prom a haircut these past few days. Long-term followers will know this is a bit of grass that we’ve been working on with volunteers – adding in coastal wildflowers and scrub.
On Sunday afternoon we went out to North Berwick for a shorebird walk hosted by the Scottish Seabird Centre. Edinburgh residents got an opportunity to learn more about the shorebirds who call the Firth of Forth home.
We had an excellent (if sometimes grey) morning with Dr Rebecca Yahr, Lichenologist, from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Sunday. As you’ll know, the Edinburgh Shoreline project is run by the Botanics, so we’re lucky enough to work with Becky, but Sunday was all about unleashing her on the general public, and what a day it was!
Emily Burton is the new Volunteer Coordinator appointed to work on the Wild Line project on behalf of the Scottish Seabird Centre and will be leading teams of volunteers in invasive species removal in East Lothian. Hop over to the centre’s blog page to find out more, and how you can get involved.
Our project partners at the Scottish Seabird Centre are on the look out for volunteers to be involved with the Wild Line project.
On Thursday 10th October we visited the RSPB Skinflats reserve near Falkirk with 36 P7 pupils from Craigentinny Primary School. Reserve Warden Allison and volunteers Grant and Nicola hosted us for a great session exploring the different habitats found on the site and the birds and animals that call it home.