An observant local wildlife recorder has just recorded a new species of moth for Scotland. And she didn't have far to go to find it as it was trapped in her own back garden!
Local moth find is first for 100 yearsFriday 8th May 2009
Warm weather sees butterflies spring into actionThursday 23rd April 2009
The warm weather over the Easter period has seen the emergence of several butterflies across the region and most species so far have seen an earlier emergence than last year.
Volunteer butterfly recorders neededThursday 23rd April 2009
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are looking for help in monitoring the butterflies on one of the Dumfries and galloway's key nature reserves.
DGERC has moved officesFriday 19th December 2008
As of December 2008, DGERC has moved offices along with our host organisation Solway Heritage to accommodation in the centre of Dumfries.
New sites for newtsFriday 18th July 2008
A new area for the rare and protected Great Crested Newt has been discovered thanks to observant members of the public.
Glorious Glow WormsFriday 18th July 2008
Wildlife watchers attending the Scottish Wildlife Trusts's Bats & Glow-worms walk on Friday 11 July at Kissock Forest (near Beeswing) were treated to a wonderful nature spectacle with at least 13 female Glow Worms lighting up the forest rides.
Biodiversity newsletters...Thursday 5th June 2008
The latest editions of two biodiversity related newsletters are now available.
Rare blue butterflies on the wingWednesday 7th May 2008
Gardeners and wildlife watchers are being asked to keep a look out for a rare blue butterfly this month. The Holly Blue is a striking species which is relatively common throughout much of England but is rare in Scotland.
Amphibian and reptile enthusiasts wanted for new local groupMonday 7th April 2008
A new local group promoting the study and conservation of the region's native amphibians and reptiles will be established at a meeting next month. WWT Caerlaverock will host the evening meeting on 14 May to discuss the formation of a group to further the conservation of this overlooked and often misunderstood group of animals.
Public advised to stop the swapping of frogspawnThursday 13th March 2008
As the milder weather sets in and frogs deposit millions of blobs of frogspawn in ponds around the country, Froglife is advising that the public do not donate their frogspawn to other gardeners.