Wildlife blogs

Our wildlife blogs have been created to help you get closer to what's going on at our Visitor Centres and wildlife reserves throughout Scotland. From peregrines at the Falls of Clyde to ospreys at Loch of the Lowes, these blogs are written by staff and volunteers, recording events as they happen out on our reserves. Follow the links below to visit our blogs.

Falls of Clyde

As well as the spectacular waterfalls, our Falls of Clyde Wildlife reserve has mixed woodland lining the Clyde gorge and there are lovely walks which take you through the gorge and past historic structures. This reserve provides homes to a number of species, including the fastest animal on earth - the peregrine. Read our exciting Falls of Clyde blog to learn about the reserve and the wildlife thriving there.

Loch of the Lowes

This beautiful and peaceful freshwater loch is fringed with fen, reedbeds and semi-natural woodland. Home to many species including red squirrels and woodpeckers, this reserve is the breeding and nesting site of a pair of ospreys. Read our osprey blog for an insight into the daily lives of these magnificent birds.

Montrose Basin

The nutrient-rich tide of Montrose Basin attracts over 50,000 migratory birds each year. High powered telescopes allow you to see pink-footed geese from Iceland, knots from Siberia and sedge warblers from West Africa. Read our Montrose Basin blog and marvel at the different types (and numbers!) of birds that are attracted to this enclosed estuary.

Flying Flock

Find out all the latest news from our shepherdess Laura on the 'Flying Flock' - the Trust's very own flock of sheep! This unique conservation project - the only one of its kind in Scotland - helps to maintain the Trust's wildlife reserves, and provides a regular source of lamb and wool (with all the proceeds going back into our conservation work). Read our Flying Flock blog.

Scottish Beaver Trial

Official blog of the Scottish beaver Trial, a partnership project between the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland. Returned to Scotland for the first time in 400 years, these natural ecosystem engineers have settled well into their new home in Knapdale, mid-Argyll. Read the Scottish Beaver Trial blog.

Experts for Nature

This unique 18-month programme will see ten trainees learn a variety of nationally recognised survey methodologies and receive intensive training on species identification for a wide variety of animals and plants. The programme takes a very practical, field-based approach, and aims to fill part of the current skills gap in field surveying in Scotland. If you would like to see where we have been and what we have done so far, read our Experts for Nature blog.

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