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Volunteers in Biological Recording - a new study

Friday 19th February 2010

Volunteers have long played a major part in biological recording in the UK. From the amateur naturalists of the 1800s to the present day, their contribution to the knowledge of our flora and fauna cannot be understated. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have now commissioned a study to look into the current extent of voluntary biological recording in Scotland and at its potential value

2010 Wildlife Festival booklet launched

Tuesday 5th January 2010

Wildlife Festival booklet coverThe programme of events for the 2010 Dumfries and Galloway Wildlife Festival is now available. The Festival is a showcase for some of the special wildlife found in Dumfries and Galloway, with local groups, organisations, businesses and visitor attractions putting on special events to enable more people to learn about and enjoy the plants and animals that live in the region.

New ladybird in Dumfries and Galloway

Wednesday 7th October 2009

19- Spot (or Water) LadybirdAutumn 2009 has seen the discovery of a new species of ladybird in the region. With records from two locations on the Kirkcudbrightshire coast the Water Ladybird it seems to be colonising Dumfries and Galloway.

New orchid discovery in Kirkcudbrightshire

Monday 15th June 2009

Bee Orchid (©Mark Pollitt)A new orchid species for Dumfries and Galloway has just been discovered on a roadside verge in Kirkcudbrightshire.

Local moth find is first for 100 years

Friday 8th May 2009

An observant local wildlife recorder has just recorded a new species of moth for Scotland. And she didn't have far to go to find it as it was trapped in her own back garden!