Moth ID and recording day at Knowetop Lochs

Knowetop Lochs SWT reserve

SWSEIC are teaming up with the local SWT Galloway Group to run a wildlife recording day at the wonderful Knowetop Lochs SWT reserve near Balmaclellan. The reserve has an excellent range of heathland, woodland and wetland habitats and should provide a wide range of species if weather conditions are favourable. We will be setting a few moth traps on the previous evening and examining our finds in the morning. After going through the moth traps we plan to do some further recording of the wildlife on the reserve. There will be a guided walk around the reserve, led by the reserve convenor, and we will be pond dipping and invertebrate sampling with our new bug-vac.

No booking required. Meet at the reserve entrance at 9am, or feel free to join us later in the day (but note that the period of activities may be influenced by the weather!).

The reserve is accessed from the A712 Crocketford-New Galloway road. Parking is available for a  number of cars opposite the reserve entrance at NX706788. Please help by car sharing wherever possible.

Please note that there are no toilets on site, but plenty of trees and bushes!

Knowetop Lochs SWT reserve
Knowetop Lochs SWT reserve ©Mark Pollitt


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