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Get FREE training on woodland wildlifeWednesday 2nd July 2008
Join the fun at Brighouse Bay BioBlitzThursday 16th May 2013
Wildlife enthusiasts from throughout the region are invited to converge on Brighouse Bay on Saturday 8 June to hunt for some of Dumfries and Galloway’s hidden wildlife treasures.
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.
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.
BRISC wildlife recorders' conference in DumfriesWednesday 5th September 2012
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.
Upcoming events: guided walksMonday 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.
Bumblebee Survey: meet the Queen in your own back garden!Monday 2nd April 2012
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.
Photography CompetitionThursday 29th March 2012
Calling all wildlife enthusiasts - send in your best bug photos!
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.
Bugs in Gardens & wildlife recorders gatheringWednesday 28th March 2012
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.
Wool Carder BeesThursday 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(!)