Robroyston Park Local Nature Reserve
About Robroyston Park Local Nature Reserve
Robroyston Park Local Nature Reserve covers about 50 hectares of land and the northern half is designated as a City-wide SINC. This area has an attractive wild aspect which consists mainly of rough grassland, areas of wetland, a pond and planted trees. This variety of habitats makes the park suitable to support a rich diversity of wildlife.
A series of pools were created in the north of the park in 1996 and a sluice system was later introduced to increase the water levels to their current state. Little grebe have been present on the pools since 1998, and in 2002 they bred successfully, for the first time in Robroyston Park. Jack snipe can also be found in the marshlands. Dragonflies, such as common darters, and common blue damselflies, can be abundant in this part of the park during the summer months.
The large areas of wild grassland provide food for insects and small mammals, and a hunting ground for kestrels and foxes. Butterflies such as small tortoiseshell and small copper feed on the flowering plants that flourish here in the summer months. Much of the grassland is marshy and dominated by soft rush with other plants such as sneezewort, clovers, vetches, bird's-foot trefoil and northern marsh orchid, making colourful displays.
Robroyston Park supports small sections of broad-leaved and mixed woodland plantations. Most recently, to the east of the park oak, alder, rowan and poplar have been planted, while the woodlands in the central and southern areas consist mostly of alder, birch and willow.
There are a few small areas of heath within the park consisting of heath rush, cross-leaved heath and various mosses. They also support many different grassland plants such as wavy hair-grass, devil's-bit scabious and mat-grass.
The southern pond was created in the 1980s and an island was constructed in 2002 to provide a safe area for nesting waterbirds. Mute swans and mallard ducks are frequent visitors and in spring common frogs and common toads spawn in the pond.
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The life-affirming, song-and-dance-filled, Scottish musical drama, Glasgow Girls is coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow in January!
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
Strictly Kids in aid of STV Children's Appeal are seeking young dancers to join our Strictly Kids Scotland Squad, they're hosting auditions at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel on the 9th & 10th February!
The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse, will come to Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo from 15th January - 2nd February 2019!
Step back in time to the Cretaceous period at Kelvin Hall and meet Trix, the first Tyrannosaurus Rex to go on display in Europe!
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