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Forest Shield Bug Feast

Seen on our nature trail, a large brown shield bug which has orange legs and slightly hooked projections at the front of the pronotum. The pale spot at the tip of the scutellum varies from orange to cream.  They feed...
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German Cruise Passengers Cycle Greenock Cut

Last weekend Rangers at Greenock Cut Centre were delighted to find a group of German cruise ship passengers had come up to cycle the Greenock Cut as part of an excursion in Inverclyde. The bicycles were hired with the...
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Greencut Cut Visitors Centre Doors open Day 2014

It might strike some people as unusual that Greenock Cut Visitor Centre takes part in the annual Doors Open Day as the Centre is only ever closed 2 days a year on Christmas Day and New Years Day, so our doors are more or less always open! So what do...
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Scottish Enterprise Staff Volunteer at Castle Semple

Staff from Scottish Enterprise visited the Park on Friday 12th September to lend a hand and do some volunteering for us. The Ranger Team pointed them in the direction of the rhododendron in Parkhill Wood and a great day...
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Corlic and Beyond

The Greenock Cut rangers led a Feeling Fitter Walk on Wednesday 10th September. We were delighted to see 36 walkers arrive at the train station meeting point. The walk was a level 2 circular of 9 miles including...
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Volunteer Katie Receives Highest Level Saltire Award

Regular visitors to Greenock Cut Visitor Centre will probably recognise Kathleen McMillan. 21-year-old Kathleen, or Katie as she is known to her friends has been volunteering at the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre...
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Ain’t I Cute?

After flattening the vegetation at the otter couch this little cub certainly has the WoW or should that be 'awwww'...
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Moth with yellow hair-do

On the front door at Barnbrock this morning was the colourful 'canary-shouldered thorn'.  In close up its punk hair-do is eye catching.  They may be seen from July to October and are attracted to artificial light.  They are mainly found in woodland and gardens and with larvae feeding on...
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Going Batty

As the bat hunters walked around Greenock Cemetery with the Ranger lots of bats were out and about.  The little pipistrelle’s were out early and could clearly be seen feeding in the evening light,  as darkness descended the...
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Greenock Cut Rescue Rangers

After being out enjoying the sunshine and walking her dog, a concerned member of the public came into the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre that she'd seen a grey heron on the Kelly Cut that wasn't looking in the best of...