Wildlife corridor to be created in south-west Glasgow

A SERIES of open spaces in south-west Glasgow are to be linked together into a corridor of wildlife-friendly habitats.

The ‘Green Urban Connectors’ – starting with over 50 ‘open spaces’ between the districts of Darnley, Priesthill, Pollok and Crookston – aims to provide local environments where pollinating insects, birds and small mammals can all thrive.

Adds an announcement from Glasgow City Council (here), which is spearheading the scheme in association with the Scottish branch of theRoyal Society of the Protection of Birds: “The project also hopes to make walking routes more attractive and encourage more active travel.”

Says the announcement: “Backed by a £111k award from the Scottish Government’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund, the Green Urban Connectors project will eventually create links between woodland, hedgerows and wildflower-rich grasslands across the whole city as part of the effort to strengthen Glasgow’s biodiversity.

“By carefully managing local woodlands, hedgerows, river corridors, parks and other spaces, it is intended that these habitats can support a growing population of pollinating species such as bees, moths, butterflies and beetles. These species in turn attract birds and other wildlife.

“Work on the Green Urban Connectors project will include the local nature reserve, Dams to Darnley, but also Rosshall Park and areas along the White Cart Water.”

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