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Friday
Apr162010

Leith Clean-up - Big Haul of Rubbish

The clean-up last Sunday was a great success with over 20 volunteers turning up to help. As always in that area there was alot of work to do. We collected over half a cage of litter and one rather unusual items including a Storm Kite, TV, Lamp shade, big stinky double mattress, Bikes and a Chair. Thank you to all who took part.

  

Friday
Apr162010

Swans Nesting at Murrayfield

 We were delighted to receive these photos of the Swans at Murrayfield today from Derick Thomson They are nesting in there favourite spot and seem to have at least 2 eggs. We would be happy to hear of any other nesting sites for any birds along the river, Kingfishers, Dippers, Grey Wagtails and Swans are of particular interest. 

       

Friday
Apr092010

Wildlife Photos

As the vegetation has yet to return to the trees now is a great time to spot the Water of Leith's wildlife. I have shared below some cracking pictures of mink, kingfisher and a rather 'punk' merganser. Thank you to all the Volunteers who sent in pictures

          

Friday
Apr092010

Step out for Stroke - Water of Leith Sponsored Walk

The Stroke Association are holding a series of sponsored walks around the country this spring and have chosen to use the Water of Leith for their Edinburgh walk. The Walk is on Sunday 16th May and if you would like to take part please contact them direct at www.stroke.org.uk/stepout

Friday
Apr092010

Kids Event on Thursday - A Hunting we will go

Not sure what to do with the kids next week, why not join in our event on Thurs 15th April at 2.00pm, at the Visitor Centre. 'A hunting we will go' is a wild expedition into the Dells where we track, seek and scavenge around for signs of wildlife. Booking Essential. £3.50 per child (accompanying adult free)