We were recently sent a photo of a bug seen back in 2008 and has turned out to be a first for the county! The juniper shieldbug (Cyphostethus tristriatus) was found in a garden in the middle of Dumfries when a hedge was being removed.
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Juniper Shieldbug New to Dumfries and GallowayFriday 11th March 2011
Garden Wildlife DayTuesday 15th February 2011
Interested in gardening? Whether you are a beginner or more experienced come along to our garden wildlife day on 26 March and have your chance to ask the experts questions and find out what you can do to encourage wildlife into your garden.
Tell us about the Bugs in your GardenMonday 16th August 2010
The Environmental Resources Centre launched its new project “Bugs in Gardens” in July at Allanton Peace Sanctuary. The project is looking to encourage people to take more of an interest in the invertebrates they come across in their gardens and to send in these records. Many invertebrates play vital roles in helping to keep our gardens healthy and productive through pollination, pest control and soil conditioning. However lots of species are in decline due to loss of habitat and changes in how our countryside is managed.
Invasive species in the spotlightThursday 8th July 2010
Invasive plants along our river corridors are the focus of a new project in Dumfries and Galloway. DGERC are helping to map records of invasive species on behalf of the project partnership, and project officers are working with landowners to facilitate its control
Grass Snake reaches central Dumfries and GallowayMonday 17th May 2010
Dumfries and Galloway now appears to have a new species of reptile resident in the region.