Thursday, 14 July 2011

Forest operations at Kirroughtree

From Friday 15th July there will be some forest operations taking place at Kirroughtree visitor centre. All trails are open but timber lorries will be using some of the forest roads in this area so please take care on these routes.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

10 at Kirroughtree

The 10 hour mountain bike event took place on Saturday at Kirroughtree visitor centre in the Galloway Forest Park and the weather couldn't have been better.

Here are a couple of pictures I got at the start of the race. Well done to all of the riders!


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Our Swallow chicks have now fledged! Four wee cuties, I was at the Glentrool visitor centre on Sunday and was fortunate to see them taking their first flying lessons!

This one (pictured above) started with a short flight from it's nest to a near by silver birch tree where it sat for ages. It was eventually persuaded to give flying another go by mum and dad who came flying passed with chirps of encouragement. It took to the air, did a couple of very small laps outside the centre and landed back in it's cosy nest.

I'm sure they will still be around the centre for a while so look out for them when you're next there.

Just leaves one question........ will the parent swallows try for another brood before they head back to Africa? We will just have to wait and see.


Monday, 4 July 2011

Poplar Hawk Moth

This moth visited our moth trap the other night. My school group the following morning at kirroughtree visitor centre really enjoyed seeing all of the different types of moths but I think it's safe to say this one was their favourite!