Monday, 31 October 2011

Autumn colour update

The Autumn colour across the park is now in full swing. The beeches have turned that lovely fiery orange and the oaks are close behind.

My favourite place in the Galloway Forest Park to enjoy Autumn colour is in Glentrool. From the minute you turn off the road from the village you are greeted by gorgeous beech trees. Head past the visitor centre and along to Bruce's Stone where you get to look down on the warm glow of the oaks along the Buchan.

But don't take my word for it, the next spare morning or afternoon you get head there yourself and enjoy the annual display. Just don't leave it too long because once the leaves have dropped your chance has gone for another 12 months!

hum... now where did I leave my tripod......!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Autumn leaves

Some trees are really starting to stand out from the crowd. Horse Chestnuts, Sycamores, Birch and Larch are putting in a good display.

So if you're out and about exploring the Galloway Forest Park this weekend then be sure to remember your camera!

Have a great weekend


ps only a few spaces left on the Autumn Colours Photography event at Glentrool (27th October 1.30pm - 4pm) Booking essential 01671 402 420. Charges apply.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Wild Autumn

Photo copyright LJHadley

Autumn is upon us and I for one am very excited. Not only is it time for spotting migratory birds such as red wings, field fares and wax wings but also we become surrounded by stunning Autumn colour and light.

There are also heaps of wildlife events happening across the region from the 15th to 30th October as part of Wild Autumn. Art exhibitions, small mammal safaris, deer range tours to mention a few. Visit the Wild Autumn website for full event listings.

As part of Wild Autumn we have some great events lined up too including 'Autumn Colours Photography' being led by our Ranger and photography enthusiast Lucy as well as extra 'Red Deer Range' tours. Details of these events can be found on our website

So Wrap up warm and watch Autumn happen right here!

Until next time, Yogi