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Put a spring in your step at Easterhouse

Published on: Tuesday 17th March 2015

Put a spring in your step at Easterhouse

Julie Wilson, Community Ranger in East Glasgow, talks about some of the ways you can explore your local woods this Spring.

Beyond the soggy leaves on the ground and the bare trees there are signs that spring is well and truly on its way, and it is a wonderful time to get out into your local woods.

You can have a look for the fresh buds on the trees waiting to reveal new leaves, seek out the snowdrops and primroses bringing a splash of colour to the woodland floor, or see if you can catch the birds gathering twigs, grasses and mosses for the start of nesting season. 

In partnership with the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, I’ll be hosting a number of free events at the Commonwealth Woods in Easterhouse. These fantastic, free, family events provide the perfect opportunity to get outdoors, explore the woods and have some fun.

First up is our Easter Bunny Hunt at Todds Well on Friday 3rd April between 12pm- 2pm. To get involved, meet us at Provanhall House where you’ll get a checklist and a pencil. From there, you’ll take a walk (or a hop!) around Todds Well to see how many bunnies you can spot hiding in the woods. Find the bunnies and you can win a chocolate treat!

After that we have our ‘Spring into Easterhouse’ event on Saturday 16th May between 1-3pm. We’ll be having a guided walk, looking out for the signs of spring, learning more about the amazing woodland wildlife and enjoying plenty of fun games along the way.

 The events are free and everyone is welcome so I look forward to seeing you try out the woods to put a ‘spring’ in your step this Easter!


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