News Archive 2012

Bugs in Gardens & wildlife recorders gathering

Wednesday 28th March 2012
Brimstone ©Lisa Ferguson

Wildlife recorders in Dumfries and Galloway are invited to the Bugs in Gardens end of project celebration at 7.30pm on Friday April 20th. The event will be a great opportunity to meet other wildlife recorders in the region and to enjoy a range of fun activities.

Photography Competition

Thursday 29th March 2012

Calling all wildlife enthusiasts - send in your best bug photos!

©Lisa Ferguson/DGERC

To celebrate the Bugs in Gardens project and the skills of local recorders, we are holding a bug photography competition.

It will be a fairly fun and relaxed competition, open to everyone who records wildlife in Dumfries & Galloway.

Bumblebee Survey: meet the Queen in your own back garden!

Monday 2nd April 2012
Pollen basket on Buff-tailed bumblebee©Northeastwildlife

The Bugs in Gardens project is encouraging people in Dumfries and Galloway to take a closer look at the bumblebees in their gardens.

In the recent warm weather queen bumblebees have been emerging from hibernation over the winter. They can easily be seen flying in search of places to make their nests and collecting nectar and pollen from flowers.

Upcoming events: guided walks

Monday 2nd April 2012

The Dumfries & Galloway Environmental Resources centre will be running a number of guided walks in April and May.

The guided walks are a fantastic opportunity to learn about different wildlife in the region. Anyone is welcome to attend these events, you don’t need to have any prior knowledge.

BRISC wildlife recorders' conference in Dumfries

Wednesday 5th September 2012
BRISC logo

National wildlife recording charity BRISC (Biological Recording in Scotland) will this year be holding their annual conference at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on Saturday 27th October.

The Mighty Mushroom Hunt!

Thursday 20th September 2012

A programme of events throughout SW Scotland from 29 September to 7 October will mark the first ever Mighty Mushroom Hunt in the region. The event will include a search for the mightiest mushroom of them all, but also looking out for the tiny ones that perform mighty jobs for our countryside and environment.

Where are the Water Voles?

Thursday 4th October 2012

Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust are organising a free training course on how to recognise and find Water Voles on Thursday 8 November.