Tag: wildlife

Springtime events on the paths

Bird walk events poster

The Greenspace Trust have two free events on the calendar to help you learn more about the paths and their surroundings. On Sunday 30 March, come along to Spring Tonics, a herbal guided walk to learn about the different herbs and plants growing wild along the path verges on the North Edinburgh paths. That one [...]

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Innertube Bat Walk – Wednesday 25 Sept 2013

A reminder that we are running one of our popular (and free) bat walks on Wednesday evening, meeting at the entrance to the cyclepath by Tesco on Broughton Road at 7.15pm.  We’ll have a bat expert on hand to answer your questions and some bat detectors so that we can hear as well as see [...]

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Early autumn bat walks on the Innertube

A reminder that we are running a free, drop-in bat walk tonight (Wednesday 18 September, 7.30pm) at Harrison Park.  Meet us by the play area, accessed from Ogilvie Terrace, Harrison Road and Harrison Gardens.  All welcome, but under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.  It’s getting chilly in the evenings, so please wrap up [...]

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Dusk Chorus & Wildflower Planting with free wildflower kits!

Dusk Chorus Poster

The Greenspace Trust will be holding a community drop-in wildflower planting session and guided ‘Dusk Chorus’ walk on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm running until roughly 9pm. Join us for one or both of the sessions – we’ll be meeting at the entrance to the cycleway at Lower Granton Road and Trinity Road at 7.30pm, [...]

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Dead hedges at Fiveways

Dead Hedges

A very traditional rural scene has come to Fiveways Junction in the form of multiple dead hedges. An enterprising person has been busy clearing the very overgrown land alongside the path, on what used to be the railway sidings revealing a network …

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Audio – Bat-walking on the Innertube

Graham Budd, a keen cyclist and public servant living in Edinburgh has kindly shared this audioboo of his recent experience of one of Edinburgh and Lothian Greenspace Trust’s popular nocturnal bat walks. It’s a pretty vivid recording of the animal…

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Wildlife Podcast: Water of Leith

wildlifepodcast

This post was written by Emily Dodd, a member of the public Wellies on, it’s time to get wet and wild in the Water of Leith in June. Meet a Leith Leech, discover who’s making a tunnel from tiny rocks and find some fat fish (they’re pregnant): Gree…

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