Noticing Nature Group

June 28, 2024 - September 27, 2024 / St John’s Hospital Livingston - Ladywell Neighbourhood House

Belhaven Community Garden

Explore Ladywell, Howden, and the surrounding area with our Noticing Nature Group. Join us for a walk through the greenspaces to learn about the local trees, plants, and wildlife.

Date & Time: Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 midday

Meeting place: St John’s Hospital Livingston – Ladywell Neighbourhood House

Book or find out more

Contact Paul from TCV to find out more and book your place.

These sessions will:

  • Provide an overview of the natural environment in and around St John’s Hospital.
  • Learn about trees, plants and wildlife that live in the local area.
  • Provide an opportunity to connect with others who have a love for the outdoors.
  • Develop skills with photographing the wildlife we see.

Who is it for?

There are weekly sessions open to all to build contact with nature and the benefits that this can bring.

Sessions are in partnership with The Conservation Charity and are structured around the internationally recognised ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ and we are keen that sessions are participant-led wherever possible, responding to the interests of the people who come along.

Example activities include learning about wildlife, how to identify plants and animals, and the traditional stories associated with them. Take part in sensory experiences such as listening to bird songs or smelling and touching plants we have grown in our raised beds. Express yourself creatively by taking photographs or using natural materials like clay and stone to make art. Take practical action for conservation, planting and looking after trees and wildflowers, and conducting Citizen Science projects such as monitoring butterfly and bumblebee populations.

Every session includes time to socialise, chat and share stories and experiences with a hot drink in a safe, supported way.

Learn more about our Wild Ways Well project

spring bulbs - creative commons license to Aaron Burden