The Cadzow oaks at Chatelherault country Park, Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Seminar Presentation - Life in the Cadzow woods - Professor Jeanne Robinson

Dr Jeanne Robinson, Hunterian’s curator of entomology is presenting field work and initial findings of a study of Saproxylic Invertebrates of the Cadzow ancient oaks in the Hamilton High parks SSSI. Oaks provide habitat to many organisms, especially insects. Due to its large size and longevity, they play a unique role in forest ecosystems with every oak tree a reserve in its own right.

Presentation given in Hamilton, 10 June 2019.

Life in the Cadzow Oaks A study of invertebrates


This seminar presents some of the interesting invertebrates found in Cadzow Oaks which sits amidst the Clyde Valley Woodland SAC. The seminar also explores the challenges they face to survive.