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Kirkconnel Flow

By TrotterFechan
An eerie expanse of raised peat bog surrounded by Birch and Scots Pine make this National Nature Reserve rich in plant, insect and bird species. Listen for cuckoo calls and woodpeckers knocking in the woods and look out for adders basking in the sun...In spring watch out for telltale movements in the grass and heather that signals an Adder or Common Lizard, or see them basking in the sunlight in the early morning. However summer is probably the best time to visit, Common Cotton Grass creates a sea of white across the bog spotted with the delicate bell-shaped pink flowers of the Bog Rosemary. Butterflies like the colourful Peacock and Green Hairstreak flutter in sunny sheltered glades, and colourful dragonflies and damselflies fly low over bog pools. Also keep an eye (and ear) out for Nightjar which may be making their way back to Kirkconnell Flow after a long absence...To reach the Reserve, take the A710 New Abbey road out of Dumfries. Passing the entrance to Mabie Forest which lies on a sharp left hand bend, take the next turning left between two white pillars. This is Kirkconnell Avenue. The Reserve entrance is 200 m on the left.

Tags: Light Woodland Nature reserve Bog Landscape and travel Kirkconnel Flow

Voters: AlfieK, mike9005, pdunstan_Greymoon and 29 more

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AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2019 8:18PM
😀😀😀😀😀😀
Alfie
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2019 12:04AM
Surreal shot.
Definitely tunnel vision Smile
Rob
13 Jan 2019 1:15AM
This is a pretty fascinating and beautiful landscape, of what looks like a strange place.

Peter
Beautiful and certainly eerie. Great light and color sets the mood. Excellent write up, wish I was there.
Rae
barrywebb 14 44 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2019 9:58PM
Very well handled lighting conditions. It has a lovely feel to it.
14 Jan 2019 11:55AM
Beautiful light
Please to click vote no 30
14 Jan 2019 8:27PM
Beautiful light gives it great atmosphere.

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