Wild(flowers) and Fun(gi) on the Plock

Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust

Come visit the Plock of Kyle with beautiful wildflower-meadow and fungi-rich native woodland. Get involved in building a wildflower stone shelter in the woods or attending a summer 2019 workshop. See you on the Plock!

Visitor Information

Plock: Kyle's Community Parkland
The Plock of Kyle
Kyle
Highland
IV40 8BY

Check out our website for more detailed information about where/when our project is taking place. Remember to give us a like on facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/kyleandlochalshcommunitytrust/

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

There is an established group of conservation volunteers who meet every Tuesday 10am on the Plock. Always looking for new people to come along. Email [email protected] for more information.
The Plock is open all the time for visitors to come explore. If you'd like to get involved in our Grow Wild project - Wild(flowers) and Fun(gi) on the Plock then keep an eye on our facebook page or website.

Get in touch

Contact information

Photos of the site

Future Wildflower Shelter

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Youth Club Gorse Cordial brewing

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Fine famous Plock gorse on film

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Byre Restoration

Friday, May 10, 2019

Fresh foraged flowery cordials

Saturday, May 11, 2019

When life give you gorse...

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Fuelled by flowersMindful walking

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Moths as Pollinators

Monday, May 13, 2019

Conservation Volunteers

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

First walling session wi midgies!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Planting a path

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dry Stone Walling

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Seniors wildflower pressing

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Seniors Lunch Wildflowers

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Finished stonework

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Plock Nature Group

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Plock Nature Group - cancelled

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Plock drone filming with youthhub

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Filming the wildflower meadow

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Pictures from youth hub drone day

Sunday, July 28, 2019

pictures from youth hub drone day

Sunday, July 28, 2019

We got some new marketing banners

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Painting the planters

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Planters

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Milling the timber

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Nature Photo Competition

Friday, August 16, 2019

Celebration Event - wet 'n' wild!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Photo Competition voting!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Timber building

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Frame up!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Fungi on the path trail

Monday, September 16, 2019

Winning Photo of 'Plock Nature'

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Derek the conservation volunteer!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mint and herbs planter @ bins

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Plock roadside planter

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

smell the herbs - taste the fruit

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Finished off the planters in their final positions at the entrance to the Plock - planted with perennial herbs native fruits and wildflowers 24/09/2019 - 13:45 3 Mixed ages
Saturday 10th August - Billy and Brendan milled the timber at the Sawmill for the shelter 10/08/2019 - 14:30 4 16 - 19 years
Held a Photo Competition to encourage people to interact with Nature on the Plock parkland, winning entry was a lovely picture of the meadow 16/08/2019 - 14:15 40 Mixed ages
Dug the holes, erected the frame in its final position and concreted in to place. Progressed groundworks. 07/09/2019 - 14:15 3 Mixed ages
Celebration event with tea, cake and nature talk - outdoor nature walk had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Judging the photo competition 17/08/2019 - 10:15 29 Mixed ages
Moved the frame to site and squared off - ground preparations a looking at the fungi on the way! 09/01/2019 - 14:00 5 Mixed ages
Plock Nature Group on the 28th had to be cancelled with inclement weather 28/07/2019 - 14:00 3 Mixed ages
Shot a video https://www.facebook.com/cheryl.mcintyre.165/videos/10162201747020441/UzpfSTE0MTc1MDM4MjU1Njk0NzoyNTM1MTMwMzg5ODg1NTg5/ 28/07/2019 - 10:30 8 12 – 15 years
Second (Dry and Sunny!) meeting of the Plock Nature Group identifying and recording almost 50 native flowering species. 14/07/2019 - 02:00 11 Mixed ages
Held an Otter Walk to see how the wildflower meadow habitat and otters relate to each other. 29/06/2019 - 02:30 9 55 – 64 years
Established a Plock Nature Group to identify and record the native flowering species for Citizen Science 16/06/2019 - 12:30 2 Mixed ages
Led a flower-pressing workshop at the seniors lunch and talked about the walks we have on the Plock meadow. 28/05/2019 - 11:15 35 65 + years
Third and final day of restoring the stone work on the soon to be wildflower shelter byre! 30/05/2019 - 12:00 5 Mixed ages
The girls group at youth club made fresh foraged gorse cordial straight from the Plock and served at Ragtag's walk over the Skye Bridge 09/05/2019 - 18:00 10 12 – 15 years
Served natural homemade cordials as part of Mental Health Awareness 'walk a mile' initiative 11/05/2019 - 11:00 100 Mixed ages
Teaching the kids all about moths on the Plock today - important pollinators for our wildflowers which we saw plenty of on our trail walk 13/05/2019 - 10:45 20 Mixed ages
First session drystone walling - midgies and drizzle meant we were a small but mighty team! 18/05/2019 - 10:00 4 Mixed ages
Conservation Volunteers clearing the way at the byre - transplanting the honeysuckle and blueberries! 14/05/2019 - 10:00 4 Mixed ages
We've had two days with local dry stone walling instructor Shona teaching the community with a hands on approach to restore the old byre! 21/05/2019 - 10:00 13 Mostly adults 25+