Dumfries and Galloway is teaming with wildlife including Badgers, Roe Deer, Buzzards, Red Squirrels and otters on site. Porpoises, Dolphins and Seals can also be seen along the coast. For those who want to see wildlife as they explore the area we've listed a few good spots below.
Places to look for wildlife...
Mersehead RSPB Reserve
Part of the Solway European Marine site, the Mersehead RSPB reserve (10 minute drive) includes intertidal mudflats, sand dunes, saltmarsh, grassland, woodland and arable farmland. It is home to Europe's noisiest amphibian the Natterjack Toad, harbour porpoises and otters, as well as providing a wintering home for the Svalbard barnacle geese and Pintails to name just a few.
On site there is a shop, viewing room, toilets, picnic area, binnocular hire, two hides, wetland and coastal trails.
For more information visit: www.rspb.org.uk/mersehead/
Find out more about the wildlife in Dumfries and Galloway
For more ideas on where to go to see the diverse wildlife which lives in Dumfries and Galloway take a look at the two websites below:
www.wildseasons.co.uk which lists some of Dumfries and Galloway's star species over each season and the best places to go see them.
www.dumfriesandgallowaynaturalhistory.co.uk also gives details on where to go to see wildlife in Dumfries and Galloway as well as showcasing some stunning photography of wildlife and landscapes in the area by Keith Kirk.