Friday, 18 June 2010

Flitting about Fritillaries

The warm weather in Galloway recently has been great for spotting sun loving insects. Golden ringed dragonflies are on the wing along with my first sightings of the season of small pearl bordered fritillaries! Their colour and patterns are amazing especially in the warm afternoon sun as they went from thistle to thistle in search of nectar.

The flowers weren't fully open so they didn't stop for long on any one plant.

If you are near any of our three visitor centres and spot any butterflies pop in and add your sightings to our wildlife board. You can see what other visitors have spotted on their walks too!

Bye for now


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Deer calf and nosebag

This clip, taken by Hugh the red deer ranger, sees the new calf at the deer range appearing while the others are feeding. Look out too for one of the deers' "hello mum" moment towards the end.