A Celebration of Nature in the City – Woodlands Community Development Trust A two day nature festival Saturday 27th September – Sunday 28th September

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Go WILD! this weekend

A Celebration of Nature in the City – Woodlands Community Development Trust

A two day nature festival

Saturday 27th September  – Sunday 28th September

Saturday 27th September

12.30 – 9.00pm

Wildlife Talks and Workshops

At Fred Paton Centre (19 Carrington St, Glasgow G4 9AJ) Woodlands Community Garden (91-111 West Princes Street, G4 9BY)
12.30pm – 3pm Dragons in Your Garden
Join Froglife at Fred Paton centre to learn more about the world of amphibians and reptiles, we’ll then take a trip to the garden to see how we can make improvements for them there. Places are limited for the talk so please arrive a bit early to avoid disappointment. The workshop will be in the garden from approx. 2pm – feel free to join in and bring along a medium terracotta pot if you have one, 

3.30pm – 4.30pm Giving Nature a Home with Plantlife
Join Plantlife to learn about making room for nature however small your outdoor space. This will be in Woodlands Community Garden.

4.30pm –  5.30pm Batty about Bats
Learn more about these amazing creatures and join in with some fun games to ‘see’ the world from their perspective! Fred Paton Centre.

6pm – 7pm Bug Hunt
Join Buglife in the garden to look for some of the amazing creatures living there. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

7pm – 9pm Marvellous Moths & Brilliant Bats
Join Buglife in the garden to spot night-time’s hidden mini-world of bugs and visit our per-prepared moth bars, where hopefully they’ll have come along for an evening drink! The Bat Conservation Trust will run a short walk to listen out for any local bats …

Sunday 28th September 
1pm to 5pm 

Community Festival
at Woodlands Community Garden 

A new take on our Harvest Festival this year we’ll have lots
of fun happenings, including in the garden:

1 – 3pm   Natural Percussion Instrument Workshop
1 – 3pm   Drop-in Story-making Workshop
2 – 3pm   Juggling with Nature; practical circus skills
3 – 4pm   Sounds from Nature Choir and the Joyous Choir
4 – 5pm   Storytelling performance and Poetry

Soundscape Installation – in the Bird Hide
Wormery Workshop
Live Music from the Moorhens
Stalls, tea, coffee and home baking

And in the gap site next to the garden (1 – 4pm):
Fantastic Fresh Food
Smoothie Making Bike
Bike Powered Music
Bio-diverse Poems and Artwork Display 

Wild! A Celebration of Nature in the City is part of our Bio-diverse project. It is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, Big Lottery Celebrate and Scottish Government Talking Science.

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