The Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere’s nature recording project returns this month with upcoming sessions at Threave Garden and Nature Reserve in Castle Douglas, and at Whithorn in the Machars.
Most Wanted introduces six key species that represent the fascinating variety of plant and animal life across the region, as well as the challenges they face due to climate change and human activity. The project launched on World Wildlife Day 2023 and each session comprises an indoor workshop followed by a wildlife walk in local green space. The Biosphere team are using the iNaturalist app which makes this important ‘citizen science’ accessible to everyone with a mobile phone. Every record submitted via the app feeds into national and international databases that are used by environmental agencies to focus their research and conservation activity on the ground.
Most Wanted Threave and Whithorn will both take place between 10:30am – 12 noon, are free to attend and suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied). The session at Threave is on Monday 17th April, and at Whithorn on Saturday 29th April. Booking is via Eventbrite: Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere Events | Eventbrite
Galloway & Southern Ayrshire was designated a UNESCO Biosphere in 2012 and alongside its remit to protect southwest Scotland’s special environments its officers also work in partnerships and initiatives that support sustainability in business, education, land management and community living.