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  • Wildlife treasures uncovered in Edinburgh’s newest park 9th October 2019
    More than 200 different species of wildlife including locally rare butterflies have been found in Edinburgh’s newest park. Experts joined forces with local citizen scientists this summer to search for plants and animals at Little France Park in the east of the city during a special Wildlife Week. The species recorded in the park included… […]
  • New film explores Little France Park 8th July 2019
    Local residents Sarah Ford-Hutchinson and Barrie Williams have created a film exploring Little France Park in Edinburgh. This is the city’s newest park and, covering 45 hectares, it is the largest in a generation. Little France Park has reclaimed unmanaged grassland for the local community and carves out a green corridor from the city centre to… […]
  • Living Cities: creating flower rich urban meadows 4th July 2019
    In this guest blog, Leonie Alexander from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh explains how to transform amenity grass into to vibrant flower rich meadows, and how this can benefit wildlife and was first published as part of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Living Cities series  Imagine the scene – the sound of birdsong, grasshoppers leaping out from under your feet,… […]
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  • The Scottish Borders – unexplored territory 6th June 2020
    by Alison and Barry Tymon The rolling hills of the Scottish Borders region stretch from the Berwickshire coast westwards to Dumfries and Galloway, in the north to the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh, with the southern boundary following the border with England. Most of the region is drained in an easterly direction by the 150 km […]
  • EGS AGM (online) Wednesday 24 June 2020 1st June 2020
    The EGS Annual General Meeting, postponed from March due to Covid-19, will take place on Wednesday 24th June at 7pm.  Unlike in previous years, we will be holding this AGM virtually using a ”Zoom” meeting software. The AGM will elect a new Council, and hear of recent developments. It will consider a proposal from Council to […]
  • Access to the Lyell Collection 26th May 2020
    EGS members are reminded that even if the latest edition of the Scottish Journal of Geology ends up locked in your office, you can access all editions online via the Lyell Collection. EGS members have Lyell Collection access to SJG and and the Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society: between them, these are absolute treasure troves […]
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