Langholm Academy moorland visitLangholm Academy higher students joined me for a morning on the moor yesterday as part of their Managing Environmental Resources module. The group learnt about the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project, the Red Grouse moor / Raptor conflict and the challenges moorland ecosystems are facing.
Looking at the new heather growth on an area of a previous year's management - heather burn.
Taking a closer look at an Emperor moth pupae.
Hunting for Sundew - a carnivorous moorland plant.
Sundew (Photo curtesy of Laurie Campbell)
(Photo curtesy of Laurie Campbell)
Cotton grass in full flower.
Bog asphodel just coming through.
Bog Asphodel as it will look when is full flower (Photo curtesy of Laurie Campbell)