Brownfield Biodiversity Conference & Excursions

The Glasgow Natural History Society and the University of Glasgow invite you to join them for an exploration around how wildlife is finding a home within our cities brownfield sites.

Brownfield Biodiversity Conference & Excursions

About Brownfield Biodiversity Conference & Excursions

Feel free to take part in one, two or all three of the events below. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in the subject area.

BROWNFIELD BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE
We hear much about the biodiversity crisis, with worldwide declines of wildlife populations. There is another side to the story. With wildlife occupying sites previously used for human activities: derelict factories, disused railways, waste dumps.

Throughout the day, hear about wildlife on colliery spoil, nature reserves created from old factories, Glasgow’s unique water voles, and discuss the exciting five-year GALLANT project which is using Glasgow as a ‘living laboratory’ to show how a city can be transformed into a sustainable environment where nature and people can co-exist.

Organised by Glasgow Natural History Society and the University of Glasgow.

Venue: University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Lecture Theatre 1
Date: Sat 4th June
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Booking to attend in person: Free, reserve your tickets at Eventbrite.
Booking to attend online: See below
Age: Suitable for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

BROWNFIELD BIODIVERSITY EXCURSIONS: HAMILTONHILL CLAYPITS LNR
The Claypits is a local nature reserve with wooded walks and paths beside the Forth and Clyde Canal. It was once an industrial hub linked to the canal and Glasgow’s history. It has grown into a place for nature and wildlife to thrive and is much loved in the heart of the local community.

Martin Faulkner (Nature Scot) will explain the origins of the site, the work done on it, and the reasons why it has been designated a local nature reserve.

Organised by Glasgow Natural History Society and the University of Glasgow.

Venue: Hamiltonhill Claypits LNR, meet at the Scottish Canals office car park, Applecross Street G4 9SP- NS58616720
Date: Sun 5th June
Time: 10.30-12.30pm
Booking: Free, reserve your tickets at Eventbrite.
Age: Suitable for all ages. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult.

BROWNFIELD BIODIVERSITY EXCURSIONS: MALLS MIRE
Mall’s Mire is an area of mixed woodland and wetland. Charity Urban Roots has worked with the local community since 2009 to manage the site, aiming to improve its value for wildlife and for people. It is Glasgow’s first Community Woodland and a Local Nature reserve since 2015.

Gemma Jennings (Urban Roots NGO) will explain the complex past uses of the site, and the reasons for its designation as a local nature reserve.

Organised by Glasgow Natural History Society and the University of Glasgow.

Venue: Malls Mire, meet at Toryglen Community Base car park, Prospecthill Circus G42 0LA – NS602621
Date: Sun 5th June
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Booking: Free, reserve your tickets at Eventbrite.
Age: Suitable for all ages. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult.

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