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

MEMBER'S BULLETIN
MAY 2021
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Riverside Naturally will hold its A.G.M. on Monday 7th June at 7.30 p.m. on Zoom.  Full details will go to all members by separate email.  If you would like to become a member of Riverside Naturally please click HERE . 
Ribwort Plantain - coming to a meadow near you.  See below. 
Spotted in Riverside 
This a bullfinch and an orange tip butterfly, both spotted
near the river in Forthside.
The Royal Horticultural Society is encouraging people to make their gardens friendly to wildlife.  This is really iomportant here in Riverside where about 50% of the open space consists of private gardens.  There are lots of good ideas from the RHS, including making a 'beetle bucket'   HERE

The BBC also has some very readable and well illustrated advice on making your garden wildlife friendly HERE .
The Meadow has landed.
After a delay caused by the pandemic, we are delighted to have planted the first stage of the meadow.  Thanks again to those who donated to support it.  It has been planted with a mix of seeds and pluplants includingCowslip; Kidney Vetch; Lady’s Bedstraw; Birdsfoot Trefoil; Ribwort Plantain; Common Sorrel; Greater Hawkbit; Common Catsear; Self Heal, and Yarrow.  

Stirling Council Fisheries Team has helped to prepare the ground and has also pklanted wildflowers in the ARK area between the Old Harbour and Riverside Quay. 

The area has been fenced off to give the flowers peace to grow, undisturbed by four-legged visitors, and will be removed once the meadow is established.  The fence posts will be re-used as tree stakes in the orchard.

We will cut the meadow in September after the seeds have set, and rake off the cuttings to prevent a build up of nutrients that encourage grasses to grow. Wildflowers could do without the competition!
 
Birdsfoot Trefoil

 

As the Covid 19 restrictions are now being eased we will  resume regular working sessions in the orchard
and woodland gardens on

Saturday 29th May from 9.30. 

 If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch by email or come along to find out more at one of the working sessions which will take place on the 
last Saturday of the month at the orchard from 09.30. 

 

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