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
Garden Wildlife FestivalFriday 8th July 2011
Noisy neighbours need our helpMonday 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.
Juniper Shieldbug New to Dumfries and GallowayFriday 11th March 2011
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.
Garden Wildlife DayTuesday 15th February 2011
Interested 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.
Tell us about the Bugs in your GardenMonday 16th August 2010
The Environmental Resources Centre launched its new project “Bugs in Gardens” in July at Allanton Peace Sanctuary. The project is looking to encourage people to take more of an interest in the invertebrates they come across in their gardens and to send in these records. Many invertebrates play vital roles in helping to keep our gardens healthy and productive through pollination, pest control and soil conditioning. However lots of species are in decline due to loss of habitat and changes in how our countryside is managed.
Invasive species in the spotlightThursday 8th July 2010
Invasive plants along our river corridors are the focus of a new project in Dumfries and Galloway. DGERC are helping to map records of invasive species on behalf of the project partnership, and project officers are working with landowners to facilitate its control
Grass Snake reaches central Dumfries and GallowayMonday 17th May 2010
Dumfries and Galloway now appears to have a new species of reptile resident in the region.
Looking for the March BrownWednesday 10th March 2010
The national mayfly recording scheme are asking for help in recording one of the distinctive mayflies that will emerge on our rivers this spring.
New regional ID guide to butterflies and mothsWednesday 10th March 2010
Butterfly Conservation have published a new free guide to help with identification of the butterflies and moths of Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire.
New field guide to mosses and liverwortsThursday 4th March 2010
A new field guide to mosses and liverworts has just been published by the British Bryological Society (BBS), with new keys, photos and illustrations.