Looking downstream on the River Cree
Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch
Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park
Looking upstream on the River Luce
North American Signal Crayfish
The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch
Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'
Fly fishing on the River Cree
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
Last week, appointed contractors began control of the Giant hogweed on the River Urr. The full river will receive a total of three spraying to combat this year’s growth of Giant hogweed; the second visit is scheduled for mid-summer (July) and the third visit scheduled for late summer (Sept).
Giant hogweed is an annual plant; therefore the growth found each year will be from deposited seeds from previous years. It is vital that the plants are killed before they can set seed. This ensures that the seed bank underground is not increased. Each year we spray (and therefore exclude new seeds), the seed bank is slowly being used up – until depletion.
Report a sighting – www.inns.rafts.org.uk