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As members of the National Trust for Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Countryside Team, we manage properties across Dumfries and Galloway, including Threave Estate and Nature Reserve; Rockcliffe Property; Venniehill; The Murray's Isles and Bruce's Stone. Our task is to conserve and maintain the variety of habitats and species present, at the same time managing the sites for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.

09 May 2013

Threave wetland improvements Wildlife scrapes

It has been great to finally progress our work further with the creation of a number of scrapes on the nature reserve near the public viewing osprey platform. The weather and contractor time has allowed us to work on these over the last couple of weeks. The scrapes are shallow depressions which will seasonally hold water, creating features attractive to a whole host of wildlife, including wading birds.They encourage a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. So when you are down to see the ospreys or wildlife watching look over the scrapes, and see what they attract as they settle and establish.

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