Past Events

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Lichen training day

Friday 18 January 2008, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day learning about lichens with Anna and Andy Acton, lichen consultants. Will include indoor and field sessions in the New Galloway area. There will be a cost of approximately £25 for the day. Contact DGERC to book a place.

Tree ID training day

Thursday 10 July 2008, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A Tree identification training day, free for anyone taking part in the Woodland Guardians Project. At Mabie Forest.

Butterfly ID day (Woodland Guardians)

Sunday 20 July 2008, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A free training day for Woodland Guardian volunteers to find out more about identification and survey of butterflies. Colvend.

Dragonfly and Damselfly ID day (Woodland Guardians)

Wednesday 06 August 2008, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A free training day for Woodland Guardian volunteers to learn how to identify and record Damselflies and Dragonflies. Knowetop lochs with Barbara Mearns

Fungi training day

Saturday 16 August 2008, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A free training day for DGERC's Woodland Guardian volunteers to learn from an expert, Liz Holden, about identifying and recording fungi. Colvend.

Fungi ID day

Sunday 17 August 2008, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Colvend area

Leader: Liz Holden

Time: 10.30am - 4.00pm

Liz Holden, an experienced Scottish mycologist, will be leading a DGERC Fungi ID day in and around the Colvend area The event will be suitable for beginners with very basic knowledge of fungi but who are interested in taking their fungi skills a little further. Nothing too difficult, but we may cover things like taking a spore print (very useful for identifying some species) and even using some simple keys. The day will run from 10.30am to 4.00pm and include indoor and outdoor sessions. It should also be a useful next step for those who attend the free Woodland Guardians event on the Saturday 16th.

Cost: £25 per person (to cover Liz's expenses and hire of a room).

Places are limited so contact Mark Pollitt or Fiona Moran on 01387 247543 or email DGERC to book a place.

Cricket & Grasshopper ID day

Sunday 07 September 2008, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Aucheninnes Bog, Dalbeattie Forest, Port O'Warren

Time: to be confirmed

Join DGERC staff and local wildlife expert Jim McCleary to look for grasshoppers and crickets. Possibility of seeing all/most Scottish species

Booking essential. As access/parking is limited please contact Mark Pollitt at DGERC to book a place

Fungi Training Day - Caldons Wood

Wednesday 01 October 2008, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A DGERC training day for Woodland Guardian Volunteers. Caldons Wood is in the Cree Valley, near Newton Stewart. Booking essential. Meet at 11 am in the car park, bring a packed lunch and wet weather gear.

If you are interested in becoming a Woodland Guardian, or would like more information, please contact Fiona Moran at DGERC.

Mammal Training Day - Mabie Forest

Saturday 08 November 2008, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A DGERC training day for Woodland Guardian volunteers to learn all about mammals in Dumfries and Galloway. Booking essential.

If you would like to know more about the Woodland Guardians project then please contact Fiona Moran at DGERC.

Birds of Prey and Red Kites up close

Sunday 14 December 2008, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

A Christmas get together for new and existing Woodland Guardians participants. A talk on birds of prey in Dumfries and Galloway followed by an outing to the Red Kite feeding station at Laurieston to see these impressive birds up close.