Scottish Biodiversity Weeks takes in Galloway

SCOTTISH Biodiversity Week kicks off on May 19 with over 110 free wildlife events across Scotland, including events in Dumfries and Galloway.

Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and partners, the week boosts a huge array of community events around the country, including joining in a guided walk to learn about birdsong at Camer Wood near Newton Stewart on May 19, or learning what lives beneath our feet at Kirkconnell Flow national nature reserve on May 26.

Scottish Biodiversity Week organiser, Zeshan Akhter, said: “There are so many great events on offer this year - there’s something for everyone, whether you want to be out in a remote spot, learning about and watching wildlife, or taking part in a busy woodland activity day. With over 110 events across Scotland, I’d really encourage everyone to take a look at our website and find an event nearby.”

For more information on these and many other events across Scotland, see www.biodiversityscotland.gov.uk/biodiversityweek. Most events are free, with a few events with minimal charges.