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
The salmon smolt run on the Bladnoch has started later than normal, most likely due to colder weather slowing everything down a few weeks. This year we are looking at gathering data from a low proportion of smolts heading to sea. The Bladnoch is primarily a salmon river, so sea trout smolts are few and far between, but nevertheless we are interested in collecting information from these fish too. Measurements of length, weight and a scale sample are being taken once a week from smolts collected from the fish farm lade on the Bladnoch. It is hoped that a comparison of smolting age and condition can be made with similar historical data we hold.