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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.

26 July 2012

Upcoming Events:

Over the next few weeks we have a number of events for you to enjoy.

29/07 - Threave Osprey Day
Come on down to Threave nature reserve between 11am - 4pm for some osprey themed activities, great views of ospreys & thier chicks, and the opportunity to chat with the rangers and volunteers about the ospreys and any other wildlife questions you have.

31/07 - Rough Island Walk
Join the rangers for a leisurely walk to Rough Island and explore the mudflats on the way. Discover the strange creatures that live in the estuary and why the island is so important for wildlife. Walks run from 2 - 4 pm. Booking is required on 0844 493 2245. Meet at the main (upper) car park in Rockcliffe. Bring wellies and binoculars if you have them.

07/08 - Butterflies, Bugs & Beasties
A beginners guide to who's who in the insect world. Explore the Rockcliffe meadows and meet some of the tiny residents. Event runs from 2 - 3.30 pm. Meet at the main car park at Rockcliffe. 

14/08 - Rough Island Walk
see details for 31/07

22/08 - Bumblebees
Join the rangers for an amble round Venniehillmeadow looking at bumblebees, wildflowers and other insects. Event runs from 2 - 3.30 pm. Booking is required on 0844 493 2245. Meet at Vennie hill meadows at the north end of Gatehouse-of-Fleet high street. 

26-27/08 - Meet the Highlanders
A chance to meet some of the highland cattle which graze the fields at Rockcliffe over the winter months. Discover why these large hairy lawnmowers are so iimportant in keeping our meadows rich in wildlife. No booking required just follow the signs from the main car park at Rockcliffe. Event runs from 11 am - 4 pm on both days.

28/08 - Rough Island Walk
See details for 31/07

17/10 - Wild Wetlands
Join the rangers for a longer walk around the Threave Estate including a visit to the wetland hides to catch up on the winter visitors and then out to Carlinwark Loch. Bring a packed lunch and binoculars if you have them. The walk runs from 10 am - 3 pm. Booking is required on 0844 493 2245

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