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The magic of autumn

Summer has ended and we’re well into autumn now. It’s easy for us to feel downhearted and get caught up in reminiscing about holiday fun and all of the bountiful harvests. Personally, I feel slightly nostalgic about the disappearing flowers and insects, especially the butterflies and ladybugs. However, there’s actually some really nice things that

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My first month – learning about pollinators

I’m a new member of the Living Landscape team, thanks to Community Job Scotland, and have been doing research on pollinators in Edinburgh in support of a project called The Pollinator Pledge. I discovered some really interesting and surprising things and would like to share them with you here. Being a bit of a bug-ophobe

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Design for nature – Green Infrastructure practitioner event

Design for nature – GI practitioner event The Edinburgh Living Landscape is organising an event to establish a group practitioners to showcase the best projects in the city and build a market expectation for high quality green infrastructure.  Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh this event will seek to form a

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Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge featured on Humans of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Living Landscape has teamed up with Humans of Edinburgh to help promote our Pollinator Pledge. The popular Facebook page is featuring a number of people and groups who have taken simple steps to improve the lives of the city’s insects, including creating new wildflower meadows, bug hotels and other pollinator-friendly measures. We want to

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Granton Hub wildflower nursery

A wildflower nursery is being established at the Granton Hub  on an area of derelict vacant land being transformed into a community garden with local volunteers. The Granton Hub is a vibrant community group working with Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to create a supply of native Scottish wildflowers. These plants are brilliant for pollinators and will

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Wool Carder Bee at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

The wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) is one of the most distinctive solitary bees that lives in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. During July and August, the Demonstration Garden and the Rock Garden are the best places to look for these lively territorial solitary bees. This bee is worth looking out for as it is

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Potting for Pollinators

Here’s a great video we’ve found by Butterfly Conservation with ambassador Kate Badbury on how to pot plants for pollinators.      

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Pollinator Pledge goes to Gardening Scotland

  The Edinburgh Living Landscape team met with gardeners at Gardening Scotland 2017 to promote their new campaign, the #pollinatorpledge and were delighted with the positive response. Gardeners were interested to hear that with over 160,000 gardens in Edinburgh that they could help form part of a massive network for pollinators. Research into urban pollinators shows that

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Butterfly Conservation looking to find UK’s most pollinator-friendly county

Butterfly Conservation is trying to discover which UK county is home to the most butterfly-friendly gardens after it was revealed that butterflies are declining faster in urban areas than in the countryside. The wildlife charity is urging nature lovers and gardeners to take part in their ‘Plant Pots for Pollinators’ campaign and provide nectar sources

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Greening the Grey

The first of two films to be made about the Grey to Green project. ‘Greening the Grey’ is a short film about turning 27km of Edinburgh’s coastline into a living laboratory by encouraging naturalisation of sea defences. Led by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this project promotes awareness of coastal climate change, raises awareness of risks

Living Edinburgh1 day ago

Not long left to get your job applications in! #LandscapeScale #LivingLandscapes https://t.co/NRqRnqg3Pm

Living Edinburgh2 days ago

Fascinating🤓"...down to genes that have evolved by natural selection.” This shows just how clever nature is at redesigning itself to live in harmony with it's surroundings. As a creative thinker, this holds a lot of symbolism for me #birds

Edinburgh Living Landscape
Edinburgh Living Landscape3 weeks ago

Feeling nostalgic about saying goodbye to summer, don't worry its autumn. Find out why we think it is magical https://edinburghlivinglandscape.org.uk/2017/10/the-magic-of-autumn/

Edinburgh Living Landscape
Edinburgh Living Landscape2 months ago

Thank you for supporting our Pollinator Pledge, we are trying to make a better environment for our pollinators in Edinburgh’s urban environment.

Find out more at;

https://edinburghlivinglandscape.org.uk/pollinatorpledge/

#PollinatorPledge