March, 2021

31mar7:30 pm9:00 pmHow Clean is your Screen?Why don't we see as many insects on our windscreen! Where have the bees gone and what should we do?7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Organiser: OrganiserGalloway Glens Event Type:Webinar & TalksTheme:Nature & Biodiversity

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About this Event

Not so long ago, during a summer drive in the country our car windscreens were continually splattered by unfortunate insects. These days this is no longer a problem but one of the reasons for this has dark undertones. Many of those splatted insects were our pollinators, pest predators and important food for other wildlife, and their population is declining sharply. What can be done to halt what is one of the most worrying signs of our biodiversity crisis?

Our expert panel on this is:

Craig Macadam is an invertebrate ecologist with over 25 years’ experience, and is currently Conservation Director with Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust. He specialises in freshwater invertebrates, but has a good working knowledge of the ecology of a range of terrestrial groups, and is particularly interested in the biodiversity of urban areas and the impact of climate change on invertebrates.

Claire Pumfrey is a Conservation Officer for Buglife- The Invertebrate Conservation Trust. Claire joined the Scotland team in October 2019 to deliver Central Scotland B-Lines and has since been involved in the development of other pollinator projects.

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Time

(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Organiser

OrganiserGalloway GlensFlowing from the wild uplands behind the Glenkens, past the beautiful Loch Ken and the historic towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright before reaching the Solway Firth, the Galloway Glens project area in South West Scotland is home to a fascinating mix of natural and man-made environments. One of the first hydroelectric schemes in Scotland sits alongside the largest Forest Park in the UK. The UK’s first Dark Sky Park and Scotland’s first UNESCO-designated Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are two of our unique features. Focussing on this area within the Ken and Dee river catchments, a series of projects is underway that will connect people and communities with the unique natural and cultural heritage of this area. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund with £2.7million, matched funding will increase the total amount of investment into the area to more than £5million over 2018 – 2023.

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