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
On Friday the 5th and 12th April, Rowan led the ‘Fish Up Close’ tour as part of this years Wild Spring Festival. This tour is very similar to the tour that we give school children during the first field excursion of the Salmon in the Classroom Project, and involves a tour of the GFT hatchery followed by a tour of Torhouse Trout Farm. Most people who book onto the tour have an interest in wild fish hatcheries, native fish species or seeing where the rainbow trout sold in Asda come from. During the GFT hatchery tour, as well as seeing wild salmon eyed ova and alevins, the visitors also had the chance to see river lampreys, salmon fry and parr, brown trout and roach. This tour will be available to members of the public next year as part of the Wild Spring Festival.