Birds From Your Window – even in the middle of a large city you can see many different kinds of birds through the seasons.
Wild About Glasgow – Glasgow has a lot more wildlife than you might think.
Aliens – how did non-native species of animals and plants become firmly established in Scotland?
Famous Scottish Wildlife – red deer, golden eagles and thistles are well known – but what about hooded crows, primroses and crested tits?
Life in Scottish Lochs – the water in sea lochs and freshwater lochs is different, and so are the animals that live there.
Creatures in Camouflage – how and why animals use camouflage to blend into their environment.
A Fish’s Tale – the story of a mysterious fish’s head found near Loch Lomond.
continue past Reception then turn right, towards the Campbell Hunter Education Wing and turn left, as you reach the gap toward the toilets to your right. This brings you to the foot of the Lower West Stairs. Go up two flights of stairs to Ground Floor Level, turn right (180 degrees), continue to the wall then turn left (west) and continue through the passage into the gallery.
Continue, past the gap to the toilets and locate the wall in front of you. Turn left, past the entrance to the Campbell Hunter Education Wing and locate the West Lift to your right. At Ground Floor Level, turn left (north), continue to the wall, turn left again (west) and continue through the passage into the gallery.
Continue into the Main Hall, follow the left-hand side, go through the fifth (last) passage on your left and Continue (west) into the gallery.
This is a rectangular area with most of the display along the middle, running east/west.
gap into West Court
gap to Environment Discovery Centre, towards northwest corner
poster of places to go wild in Glasgow, showing various parks and green spaces
poster, see Scotland's famous wildlife
fire extinguisher, on floor|
Immediately in front of you, "A Fish's Tale"|
raised area, showing length of a Pike
The north side of the raised area is bounded by glass cases with various displays of fish and culture relating to fishing.
The raised area also has pictures of shellfish and other marine creatures. The floor also indicates camouflage, children are asked to find hidden creatures.
On the south side are glass cases showing seafood, emphasising camouflage of eggs, etc.
To the west of the raised area are displays, King of the Kelvin, a large Atlantic salmon, osprey with fish.
There's an audio-visual of Scotland's wildlife in action on the east side of the display area facing you. This display area, opposite the gap from the West Court is a large display of miscellaneous stuffed creatures, with the audio-visual mentioned above in the northeast corner.
The west section is based around a map of Glasgow on the floor, slightly raised. There are different displays inside and outside this space.
glass case with animals, called “Wild Action”, birds of prey etc.|
water fowl and waders
various small animals
interactive, showing origins of various animals, we’re asked to select those which are native to Scotland, as opposed to those which are alien|
local introduced species
other alien species|
interactive, asking what wildlife have you seen in Glasgow|
posters, Keeping an Eye on Wild Glasgow
interactive to select birds, giving songs|
glass case showing forest wildlife in trees|
display giving names of what's in previous case
Wildlife in Glasgow
display showing that which thrives on decay
Between a Rock and a Hard Place - moss, ferns and lichens
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