Past Events

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Bat talk and walk

Thursday 09 April 2009, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Glentrool Visitor Centre, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join local bat expert to learn about these wonderful mammals and hopefully see them hunting in the night sky.

Cost: £5 Adults, £3 Concession, £2.50 Child
Contact: FCS Scotland 01671 402420
Booking essential

Flora,Fauna and Fossils

Friday 10 April 2009, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Grey Mares Tail, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the ranger on a 2 mile wildlife ramble in the Moffat Water Valley, including a visit to Dobs Linn, a renowned fossil site.
Grade: moderate
Costs: £4 adults, £2 children and concessions
Bring: snack
Booking essential: phone 01683 222714 or email dwatson@nts.org.uk
Meet:Grey Mares Tail car park NT185145

Reptile Ramble

Thursday 16 April 2009, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Kirkconnell Flow, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Join SNH and DGERC staff for a walk on the National Nature Reserve at Kirkconnell Flow looking for some of the region's elusive reptiles.
Booking essential.

Contact DGERC to book or for more infomation.

Bat talk and walk

Friday 17 April 2009, 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

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Glentrool Visitor Centre, 7:45pm - 9:45pm

Join local bat expert to learn about these wonderful mammals and hopefully see them hunting in the night sky.

Cost: £5 Adults, £3 Concession, £2.50 Child
Contact: FCS Scotland 01671 402420
Booking essential

Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians

Sunday 19 April 2009, 12:00 am

A close look at some of Earshaig's mammals using live traps followed by a walk to see some of the amphibians and reptiles that live in and around the lochans.

Location: Earshaig Lochans, Beattock. Meet at the car park (NT050024) on the Crooked Road above Beattock.

Contact: Ross Gemmell ross.gemmell@dumgal.gov.uk (phone 07834 567893) for bookings and times.

Flora, Fauna and Fossils

Monday 04 May 2009, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Grey Mares Tail, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the ranger on a 2 mile wildlife ramble in the Moffat Water Valley, including a visit to Dobs Linn, a renowned fossil site.
Grade: moderate
Costs: £4 adults, £2 children and concessions
Bring: snack
Booking essential: phone 01683 222714 or email dwatson@nts.org.uk
Meet:Grey Mares Tail car park NT185145

Bluebells & Birds at Castramon Woods

Tuesday 12 May 2009, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Castramon Woods, 10:00am - 12:00 noon

A guided walk through this SWT woodland reserve with our chairman, Brian Smith. Enjoy the display of Bluebells, and watch out for our Warblers, Redstarts and Flycatchers.

Meet: Lay-by and main Information point at Castramon NX590600

Bring binoculars

For bookings and enquiries ring Graham Smith on 01644 420881

Mabie Forest Butterfly Reserve

Thursday 21 May 2009, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Mabie Forest car park (top level) NX950710, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

A guided walk through our local Butterfly Reserve with naturalist, Jessie MacKay. Learn about the many butterflies and moths that are found here including the Pearl-Bordered Fritillary.

For bookings and enquiries ring Graham Smith on 01644 420881

Baby Birds at Castramon Woods

Saturday 13 June 2009, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Lay by and the main Information point at Castramon NX590600, 10:00am - 12:00 noon

A guided walk through this SWT woodland reserve with our chairman, Brian Smith. Learn about the natural local history of the woods and watch the birds feeding their young in the nest boxes.

Bring binoculars

For bookings and enquiries ring Graham Smith on 01644 420881

White Coomb and Lochcraig Head

Saturday 20 June 2009, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Grey Mare's Tail, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a real mountain experience in search of upland wildlife and spectacular views. The route takes us past Grey Mare's Tail to Loch Skene, then round the tops to White Coomb, the highest point in Dumfriesshire.
Grade: strenuous
Costs: £5 adults, £3 children (12 and over)and concessions
Bring:lunch
Booking essential: phone 01683 222714 or email dwatson@nts.org.uk
Meet: Grey Mare's Tail car park NT185145