Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Mull of Galloway - Blog

    Golden Charms

    Anyone visiting the Mull of Galloway during the summer will appreciate it is a time of colour, largely formed by the rich carpet of wildflowers and further enhanced by the diverse range of butterflies, bees and colourful beetles that abound, and of course...
  • Dove Stone

    Sightings - 24 June

    Latest sightings included chiffchaff, blackbird, wren, willow warbler, great spotted woodpecker, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, swallow, mallard, magpie, mistle thrush, common sandpiper, robin and a family of long tailed tits with at least 5 young. Sadly...
  • Mersehead

    Mersehead Bioblitz 2016

    On the 18th and 19th June we embarked on a weekend long Bioblitz. A bioblitz is when people including experts and local people gather together and record as many flora and funa within a designated area and time. We were very lucky that the Dumfries and...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Help Support Team RSPB in this summer's cycle challenge!

    Jen Blake is our Active in Nature Officer , and she is a crazy lady (don't tell her I said that!).... She is amazing - she looks after the Active in Nature project here... We are trying to get people enjoying being outside and being active. So...
  • Northward Hill

    'What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours.......

    brought the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain'. If only that were the case. Where the leave vote leaves the future of our nature is anyones' guess, only time will tell. On the positive side the sun did shine today and so the insects...
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Coal tit on window feeder

This cheeky fellow landed on my window feeder at The Lodge to grab a sunflower seed
Posted to: The Lodge
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
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Damselfly loveheart

The old swimming pool in the gardens is now a whopping big wildlife pond. Take a look during spring and...
Posted to: The Lodge
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Smooth newts can be seen in the smaller ponds at The Lodge. This was taken at the pond on the old heath...
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The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
Posted to: The Lodge
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Autumn splendour

The gardens look great right through the year at The Lodge. Here's a view of the back of the 19th...
Posted to: The Lodge
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Hornet mimicing hoverfly

We saw this beast on one of the buddleia bushes at The Lodge. It's cool isn't it?
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Aug 2nd 2009 Our 3 Osprey "chicks"

Snip taken from a view of the nest
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Garten? 02-0809

Capture from LG cam
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The Osprey Centre

A Loch Garten osprey's view of the Visitor Centre. Now everybody wave!
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The earth moved

Well it's started this small beast will move upto 40 tons in a load but it will still take 3 months...
Posted to: Titchwell Marsh
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