News Archive 2009

Job Vacancy - Project Officer (Maternity Cover)

Thursday 29th January 2009

DGERC have a vacancy for a project officer to cover the maternity period of our existing officer Fiona Moran. Details and application forms are available from

Volunteer butterfly recorders needed

Thursday 23rd April 2009

Green Hairstreak (©Peter Norman)Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are looking for help in monitoring the butterflies on one of the Dumfries and galloway's key nature reserves.

Warm weather sees butterflies spring into action

Thursday 23rd April 2009

Holly Blue (©Peter Robinson)The warm weather over the Easter period has seen the emergence of several butterflies across the region and most species so far have seen an earlier emergence than last year.

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!

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.

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.