National Insect Week returns in 2020
Dams to Darnley Country Park is the green belt separating Barrhead, Darnley and Newton Mearns. It has paths for walking, cycling, jogging and horse riding. The reservoirs are accessible for non-motorised water sports and fishing. The park is a patchwork of landscapes, including open water, wetland and burn, woodland, grassland and scrub. It is important for wildlife and also has a rich history. The area is perfect for bird watching, photography or picnicking. There is much to explore and enjoy.
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.