Night owls wanted for Glow-worm hunt

Following up on our post on Glow-worms back in May we are going to start carrying out a few surveys to look for them in Renfrewshire. The first one will be this Thursday 7th June at Castle Semple Country Park in Lochwinnoch.

I know it’s short notice but if you don’t have anything else on and like the idea of walk in the dark, we would love for you to come and join us.

Kirsty Menzies and Simon Stuart will be leading the walk. They were at Cashel Forest on the east side of Loch Lomond at the weekend on a walk with researcher Charlotte Martin of Scottish Glow-worms. They were thrilled to find 3 glowing females (with a total of 4 females and 18 males being found by the group) and hoping to have success finding them at Lochwinnoch where there have been sightings in the past.

We are meeting at Castle Semple car park at 10pm on Thursday night and will walk along the cyclepath, through the woodland and then if time permits round the south end of the loch around Aird meadow. 

If you are coming along please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for an evening walk on tracks which may be muddy in places. Bring a torch, although use of these will be limited except where necessary. Please, also let us know if you are coming by completing our contact form, so we can look out for you and let you know if there are any last minute changes of plan.

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