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
Through a recent open meeting held in Langholm, over 20 volunteers are now signed up with GFT and are out in force on the Border Esk to assist with surveying the river for the presence of invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and Giant hogweed. The aim of the task is throughout the summer of 2014, locate, map and measure the three main invasive non-native plant species and record them online to our main public server. This will allow us to measure the extent of the infestation.
If you would like to report a sighting, please visit our recording page at www.inns.rafts.co.uk
In addition to a river survey, GFT have rolled out the ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ campaign on the Border Esk to encourage water users to be vigilant against invasive non-native species and help stop the spread – be that seeds, eggs, diseases, live animals etc.
For more information on the ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ campaign, please watch a small film with GFT and Border News by clicking here.