Wildlife Connections: Linking Wildlife-Rich Habitats Across the Inner Forth
Whether we have a back garden or a farm, we can all do our bit to help wildlife. This free, single-day event will give you an opportunity to learn about what you can do to create new habitat in our landscape, and to share expertise of your own. It will include talks from community groups, land managers, charities and local authorities explaining what they have done to help wildlife on their land, and how both themselves and the local wildlife have benefitted.
In the afternoon there will be an oppurtunity to head outside and get practical advice on how to manage specific habitats, whether that is wetlands, wildflower meadows or woodland. There will also be an oppurtunity to talk to a range of experts and highlight projects you may want to take forward, or areas where you may need assistance.
A programme for the day is available below. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.
This is part of one of RSPB's IFLI projects Wildlife Connections. The event is being organised with support from Buglife and Clackmannanshire Council.
10:00am - Ecological Networks in the Inner Forth, David Anderson (RSPB Scotland)
10:15am - B Lines: Creating Insect Pathways, Paul Evans (Buglife)
10:40am - Falkirk Wildlife Conservation Group, Lesley Sweeney (Falkirk Council)
10:55am - Delph Pond Habitat Restoration, John Lamond (Delph Pond Forum)
11:10am - Coffee
11:30am - Habitat Enchancement on Agricultural Land, Ian Callion (local farmer) and Dan Brown (RSPB Scotland)
11:45am - Creating Green Roofs Around Falkirk, Jack Aitken (Falkirk Council)
12pm - Restoring Wetlands at Black Devon, Hannah Sharratt (RSPB Scotland)