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Last update: 20 April 2016
Where to find wildlife locally
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The flagship SWT Reserves, the RSPB Reserve and the Country Park shown below, are a bit further away. Most have something of interest for all ages.
A bit further afield
Trainees at Jupiter
In the Ochil Hills
Great Crested Grebe
Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Mallards at Doune Ponds
Peregrine Chick at 3 weeks
Montrose Basin VC
Bluebell Wood at Mugdock CP
Falls of Clyde, New Lanark
Famous for its breeding peregrines -
Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld
Ospreys have been nesting here since 1969. Red squirrels, pine martens and great spotted woodpeckers can be seen from viewing windows, and fallow and roe deer are often seen from the hide.
Photo courtesy of Peter Wallack http://birdsofsanibel.free.fr/
A bird haven situated on the edge of a tidal estuary, the Basin is of international importance for over 50,000 migratory birds each year. The winter spectacle of over 30,000 pink-
Loch Leven RSPB Reserve by Vane Farm, near Kinross
Part of the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, Vane Farm is an ideal day out for all the family. If you're new to bird watching, visit their viewing hides for close-
Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie, near Glasgow
Apart from a variety of walks, the Countryside Rangers run numerous environmental activities for all ages.
Carron Glen is an attractive stretch of woodland with a beautiful steep-
Cambus Pools, Tullibody Inch and Alloa Inch, SWT Reserves.
Detailed walks are described on our WALKS page.
Visit Doune Ponds for waterfowl and other birds as well as fungi in the autumn.
An excellent centre, near Doune, where there is a red kite feeding station and viewing area.
Flanders Moss, National Nature Reserve
Flanders Moss is an area of raised bog lying in the
Carse of Forth in west Stirlingshire. The eastern
part of the Moss is the largest raised bog in Europe
to remain in a predominantly near-
as such is a site of special scientific interest.
Plean Country Park is an area of over 70 hectares
of diverse parkland and woodland owned by Stirling
Council and open to the public all year round during
(NB: Don't miss the orchid meadow in June)
The Dam is an important site for migratory wildfowl in the winter months. Many birds also live at Gartmorn all year round and breed there in the summer time.
Walks around Stirling and the Ochil Hills
Take your pick! So many to choose from e.g. Alva, Dollar and Kippenrait Glens and so much more.
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre demonstrates how urban green spaces can be created from wasteland, and how green amenity areas can be managed to meet both human and wildlife needs. Despite the small size of the reserve, the habitats are extremely varied, from ponds, wetlands and woodlands, to wildflower meadows.
A wildlife viewing station offers live pictures of
Ospreys during the nesting period. Several
waymarked walks start and finish at The Lodge.
Red squirrels, nuthatches, tree creepers and
woodpeckers are frequently seen from the viewing
Skinflats RSPB Reserve, Grangemouth
This is a lovely little reserve where from June to August several species of orchids and other plants can be seen, together with butterflies and dragonflies.
The best mountain in Scotland for alpine flowers.
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|Standing Up for Wildlife|
|Courses and Training|
|Explore on your own - Walks|
|Children's Wildlife Watch Group|
|Other Regional Groups & Activities|
|Callander Local Group|
|Falkirk Local Group|
|Plant Local Area NeTwork (PLANT)|
|Clacks Ranger Service|
|Stirling Ranger Service|
|Urban Butterfly Project|