Making Riverside a better place to live by making it a better place for nature. 

MARCH 2021

Riverside stepped into Spring in great style this month
with over thirty beautiful spring windows.
Thanks to everyone who showed their support for Riverside Naturally
by including a bee in their display.
Huge thanks for all the donations.
We will report on the total raised next month. 
You can see more of the windows here.
Spotted in Riverside 
This month a long tailed tit  and a wee goldcrest.
The woodland gardens
We are excited to see some of the primroses, bluebells and wood anenomes
starting to grow where they were planted last year in the North
Woodland Garden. Foxgloves are stirring too.
There are also lots of newly planted snowdrops between the cherry trees
along the path. 
Stirling Council has cleared the South Woodland Garden and it will
be re-planted in April and May as the new plants arrive.
The funding for this planting came from
Scotland Loves Local via the Riverside Community Council.
Thank you to both organisations for the support. 
A fine aspen has been planted in the North Woodland Garden, along with a gean
and several guilder roses.  A birch and a hawthorn have been planted in the
South Woodland Garden and they will be joined by another aspen later. 

The Ark gets more trees and flowers 
The area between the Old Harbour and Riverside Quay 
is being prepared for wild flower seeds.  We are working
with Stirling Council Fisheries Team who will plant the large area 
nearer the Old Harbour.
Riverside Naturally has planted oaks,blackthorns and a rowan in the area. 

The Extinction Rebellion guerilla gardeners who planted the beautiful
wildflowers in the smaller area next to Riverside Quay last year
plan to return this year with more seed. 
Meanwhile Riverside Naturally has planted five rowans,
five hazels and five birches in the area.  Staff at The Engine Shed
had planned to plant them last year but the building has been closed. 
Riverside Naturally collected them from their temporary
home in a Bridge of Allan garden and planted them in February. 

And more flowers are on the way......

The delayed wildflower planting next to the orchard will start in early May.

The present Covid 19 situation means
that Riverside Naturally
will not be organising any public events,
but we hope to get organising soon.

Keep Safe.

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