Thursday, 23 April 2015

Torrs Warren

Still catching up from our trip to Dumfries!

Torrs Warren is a Site of Special Scientific Interest not far from Logan Botanic Gardens so we popped in, after our trip to Logan. Despite its name there were no rabbits (or even evidence of rabbits) to be seen. Nor did we find any of the amphibians that Crafty Green Boyfriend thought we would. In fact we hardly found any pools for amphibians to live in.

What we did find though was a beautiful piece of dune woodland, with a wonderful atmosphere.

We also found, but didn't get the chance to photograph (as it moved too fast) the weird looking red headed carrion beetle (Oiceoptoma thoracicum).

Torrs Warren is on Ministry of Defence land and so is not all accessible to the general public and at certain times (during military training) is closed to the public.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, the woodlands shot is lovely. A pretty place to take a walk.. Have a great day!

Pietro Brosio said...

A wonderful atmosphere indeed, lovely view!

sage said...

Beautiful looking pine forest

Bill said...

Lovely spot

carrion beetle
moving too fast
for the camera

I just find the combination of "carrion" and "fast" amusing. Maybe it's me.