Featuring more than 70 wildlife events, many of which are free and most hosted by local wildlife guides, this festival is perfect for families and wildlife fans alike to discover this area of unspoilt countryside.
Dumfries & Galloway is teeming with wildlife in spring, from frogs, bats and red squirrels to buzzards, red deer, otters and ospreys. Spot them at events including pond-dipping, night badger watches and guided walks.
Events take place in the great outdoors in the area's many woodlands, nature reserves, lochs and gardens. These include the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre, and the RSPB's Mersehead Reserve.
At the heart of the 2014 Wild Spring Festival is the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, an area of fantastic landscapes and wildlife covering over 52,000 square km of Galloway and Southern Ayrshire countryside.
Photo credit - Â© Keith Kirk www.dumfriesandgallowaynaturalhistory.co.uk