News Archive 2011

Garden Wildlife Day

Tuesday 15th February 2011

crop.jpgInterested 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.

Juniper Shieldbug New to Dumfries and Galloway

Friday 11th March 2011
Juniper Shieldbug

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.

Noisy neighbours need our help

Monday 14th March 2011

Natterjack Toads, one of our region's noisiest neighbours, will be the focal point of an evening talk and meeting at WWT Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre on the evening of Thursday 24th March.

Garden Wildlife Festival

Friday 8th July 2011

The Bugs in Gardens project would like to invite everyone along to this summers extravaganza, our Garden Wildlife Festival to be held on Sunday 31st of July 2011 at NTS Threave Gardens near Castle Dou

Job vacancy - Natural Heritage Officer for 'Building Opportunity in the Biosphere'

Friday 15th July 2011

The Southern Uplands Partnership wishes to employ a Natural Heritage Officer for a period of one year. The post will be based near Castle Douglas in SW Scotland.

Wool Carder Bees

Thursday 21st July 2011

Found a new site for Wool Carder Bees (Anthidium manicatum) this morning at Threave Gardens, this brings the total number of recorded sites for this bee across the whole region to four(!)

DGERC job vacancy - Bugs in Gardens Project Officer

Tuesday 11th October 2011

The Southern Uplands Partnership wishes to employ a Project Officer for a period of up to six months (to April 30th 2012). The post will be based in Kirkgunzeon near Dumfries.