This week is Volunteers Week so today for 30 Days Wild I'm blogging about volunteering!
As many readers of this blog will know I'm a regular volunteer with the Water of Leith Conservation Trust. I visit Colinton Dell along the river every week to record the wildlife and pick litter. I also take lots of photos!
This is a lovely part of the river, the walkway passes mostly through woodland
Another problem can be damage to trees. In some of the open grassy areas, people will rip branches off the trees to make fires. This tree 'damage' though, seems innocuous and made me smile
I am also a campaigns volunteer for the Woodland Trust, taking part in some of their campaigns to protect ancient woodland across the UK. Please use the button in the sidebar to find out more about the Woodland Trust campaigns.
So why do I volunteer? I love the Water of Leith and enjoy looking after it, it's a great way of getting outdoors and learning more about how my local patch changes through the year. I also meet a lot of people in the Dells and often chat about nature and the river. The Water of Leith Conservation Trust looks after its volunteers well too! I am always keen to get involved with campaigns and woodland is something that I have a great affinity for, the campaigning with the Woodland Trust nicely complements the practical work I do for the Water of Leith! It's definitely worthwhile getting involved in volunteering - if you're specifically interested in outdoor conservation volunteering in Scotland then the following may be useful:
The Conservation Volunteers.
The National Trust for Scotland.
Scottish Wildlife Trust.