Upcoming events: guided walks

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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.

Reptile Ramble

Wednesday 11 April, 10am - 12.30pm, New Abbey

Explore the National Nature Reserve with DGERC and SNH staff looking for some of Dumfries and Galloway’s most shy and elusive animals.

Meet: Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve car park NX963701. Access from the A710 Dumfries to New Abbey road. The 372 bus runs from Dumfries.

Further information and booking (essential): Mark Pollitt, DGERC, 01387 760274 or book online at http://reptileramble2012.eventbrite.com

Meet the Queen: bumblebees guided walk

Thursday 12th April, 11.00am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Logan Botanic Garden

Join DGERC staff in the search for Queen Bumblebees and other garden invertebrates. Learn how to identify the common species and get tips to make your garden more wildlife-friendly.

Cost: (normal garden entry costs) adults £5.50, concessions £5.00, children £1.00

Meet: Visitor reception at Logan Botanic Garden. Grid reference: NX095426

Further information: Richard Baines 01776 860231

Bumblebees and butterflies guided walk

Thursday 17th May, 11.00am – 12.30pm, Dunskey Gardens

Learn how to identify common bumblebees and butterflies and get tips to make your garden more wildlife friendly.

Cost: (normal garden entry costs) adults £4.60, concessions £4.00, children £2.00

Meet: Dunskey Gardens, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Dumfries, DG9 8TJ. Grid reference: NX004560