Summer - Key Species

Due to its latitude and the warming effects of the Gulf Stream Dumfries and Galloway has, arguably, the widest range of flora and fauna in the UK and quite possibly well beyond.

The list below shows you what species are around, or at their best during Summer (Jun - Aug) in Dumfries and Galloway.


Go to the excellent resource at for more information on the above species.


Reptiles & Amphibians


  • Including Common Blue, Northern Brown Argus, Orange-tip. Painted Lady, Small Pearl - bordered Fritillary, Wall Brown
  • Large Heath
  • Scotch Argus


  • Heather
  • Juniper
  • Perennial Flax

For far more detailed records and information of the fantastic natural range we have here is available from and more detailed information on the species we have here can be found elsewhere on the internet or through written media.