Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

Exciting news from our staff at Clatteringshaws who have told me that they have just spotted a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the peanut feeders for the first time this season. I have heard its call close by recently but it hasnt been brave enough to come down to the feeders, until now! The feeders are just outside the tea room so if you find yourselves that way, call in and keep a watchful eye, you may see our feathered friend too!


Sunday, 19 July 2009

Summer is here!

When you are out and about in the Galloway Forest Park this summer remember to keep your eyes and ears open. There is an abundance of wildlife out there to enjoy watching.

Just today I was watching two young Wren families on a forest trail, chatting to and chasing one another through the trees. I also really enjoy seeing the Damselflies and Dragonflies at the moment too! If you find yourself at Kirroughtree during the next week or so look out for the common blue damselflies and Ringlet butterflies, there are quite a few about. The Golden Ringed Dragonflies pop up in a number of different locations. There are still one or two at the Otterpool and I spotted one at Kirroughtree today too.

I love this time of the year, the sounds of grasshoppers in the meadows, birds in the trees and the many different butterflies that are on the wing at the moment is great.

Take a walk in the woods, its fab!

until next time

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all those that have broken up from school for the summer! There are some great activities planned in the forest this year so make sure you check out our events guide to see if there is something you would like to come along too.

The baby deer at the Deer Range are getting bigger by the day! Come along and see them for yourself our guided walks are happening Sundays - Thursdays 11 - 12.30pm, have a look at our Red Deer Range page for more info.

I was at the Otterpool (off the Raiders Road forest drive) just the other day and the place was full of golden ringed dragonflies buzzing about which was great! Its such a nice spot for a picnic.

Have fun and we hope you have a great summer holiday!!

Bye for now