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Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
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Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

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

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Japanese knotweed breaks the surface 2014

11 March 2014

Japanese knotweed sapling

Japanese knotweed sapling

A slightly more developed Japanese knotweed sapling with leaf

A slightly more developed Japanese knotweed sapling with leaf

Saplings are near invisible at this time of year within the rocks and gravel,

Saplings are near invisible at this time of year within the rocks and gravel,

Sapling appears to be growing from the end of an exposed root

Sapling appears to be growing from the end of an exposed root

This morning (11/03/14) GFT were accompanied by the Forestry Commission on the Knocknairling Burn (tributary to Loch Ken on the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee) to investigate the report of Japanese knotweed growing on the banks of the burn. We did not only find the root clumps sticking out of the ground, but we also found numerous small red saplings. This suggests that the wet mild winter, with a lack of ice/snow, has only supported the growth of Japanese Knotweed.


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