Take a walk on the wild side at Scotland’s Nature Festival

Scotland’s Nature Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 17 with free nature events across the country, including plenty in the greater Glasgow area.

Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and partners, the festival boasts a huge array of community events, taking place from the Highlands to Angus, the Central Belt, and the Scottish Borders.

In the greater Glasgow area, participants can join rangers for a trek through Darnley Country Park to to find natural ingredients for dinner; create a floral display or go on a natural or cultural heritage walk at Pollok Country Park; join the Mosswater local nature reserve celebrations with some wildflower planting, bumblebee identification, and pond dipping; and join a night-time walk to spy all of nature’s nocturnal goings-on, including activity from bats, badgers and other late night creatures at Hogganfield Park.

For more information on these and many other events across Scotland, see www.list.co.uk and search for ‘Scotland’s Nature Festival’. Most events are free; a few events will have a minimal charge. Events are being held by all kinds of organisations, including ranger services, countryside parks, NGOs, faith organisations, nature reserves, community groups, and gardens.