Church Garden – March 2023

I took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch for the first time last month. I started at 10 am and the hour passed really quickly. I saw 9 different species of birds and really enjoyed looking at them properly for once. On putting my results into the survey form I forgot...

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Church Garden – February 2023

February already, how did your Big Garden Bird Watch go? I hope you all enjoyed it and thanks for all your help in gathering such important data. It’s not just the bird watching but in our busy lives it’s taking an hour out to concentrate, relax and enjoy. Even if...

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Church Garden – January 2023

Connie is ready to take part in the annual RSPB survey 2023. I’ve always had good intentions of completing the survey, even spent an hour recording the birds but never got round to submitting the information. Perhaps some of you already take part but if not maybe you’d like to...

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Wildlife blog October 2022

We’ve just come out of World Ocean month of Septemberwhen organisations, with the public’s help, have carried outmany citizen science activities such as beach cleans and source to sea surveys etc. These are all important as the data is collated by the Marine conservation society and used to lobby the government to help improve the state of our oceans. Another voluntary science activity involves training and working...

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Church Gardens – September 2022

The Church Gardens have been receiving a lot of attention from the professional gardeners, Uddingston Pride volunteers and the tree experts. The remainder of the branch which broke off the Sycamore in the high winds at the front of the church has been removed which gives the tree a much...

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Church Gardens – August 2022

Yet again on 6th July 2022 Liz and I set off to the wildlife garden after sunset with Rory joining us this time. We would not be disappointed!! ??? We saw a spectacular display, with the bats flying low enough for us to see them quite clearly. There were about...

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Church Gardens – July 2022

So armed with bat detector and some brave members of the church Sunday school we met at the church wildlife garden late last night 2nd June. It was perfect conditions, warm and still and still fairly light even though it was 2200hrs. As we stood talking a bat flew overhead....

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Church Gardens – June 2022

The growing season is well under way. That change from spring flowers to summer is an exciting time with the return of the pollinators that have slept over winter. It’s a sign of new life and without them our world and we as people could not exist. Now is a...

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