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SWSEIC and our Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project post here to keep you updated on what we, and other recording groups, are doing. Keep an eye on the blog for regular updates on our activities and events, and for reports from field meetings from other organisations and groups across SW Scotland.

BRISC conference 2017

A great day was had by Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire at the Biological Recording in Scotland (BRISC) annual conference, this year held in Ayrshire at the field station on Cumbrae. 


Bog wildlife microscope ID workshop

Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire and the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative joined forces for an afternoon of investigating and identifying bog wildlife collected from a bog in East Ayrshire. Samples


When it rains, it pours!

As is the trend with Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire, it rained on the last of our dragonfly ID training days….not just a little, but it poured, twice! However this did


Bumblebees galore at Belleisle

Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire had the pleasure of welcoming Bumblebee Conservation Trust to Belleisle estate in Ayr for a day of Bumblebee identification.  Helen Dickinson, survey and GIS officer from the


Butterfly ID day at Gailes Marsh

The somewhat drizzly and windy weather did not dampen out spirits on the first of three butterfly ID days in Ayrshire.  For the morning classroom session we used the newly


What have we recorded so far?

The Where’s Wildlife project has been running for 8 months now and we have been gradually collecting records from across the region. We will very soon be launching the recording


Mammals at Bogside Flats

by Alistair Murdoch Location Bogside Flats SSSI (centred on NS3039) is an extensive area of mudflats, salt marsh and grassland adjacent to the Ayrshire coastal town of Irvine. The intertidal


Moth ID Morning at Auchincruive

A sunny morning at Auchincruive provided us with an array of beautiful moths from moth traps placed in the woodlands on Auchincruive estate. Traps were placed at various locations at


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