Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

Wildlife photography competition

Calling all budding wildlife photographers! If your camera is digital, uses film or is simply a camera phone, we want to see your wildlife photos taken here at Jupiter. There are three categories - under 10, 11 to 16s and adults - with the winners taking home a special prize and having their work displayed at Jupiter. Click here for more information.

About Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

Jupiter is one of Scotland's finest examples of the reclamation of disused industrial land for wildlife and people. This urban nature oasis is right in the middle of industrial Grangemouth and is a haven for birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Jupiter is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday (April to September). Click here to see our latest events poster for details of what is happening over the next few months. The Centre offers:

  • A fantastic place to explore and relax - come and picnic, walk or even use our BBQ
  • Self-led activities including pond dipping, mini beast safaris and tree orienteering
  • Wildlife gardens showing how you can attract more wildlife to your own garden
  • Regular wildlife events - guided walks, children's activities and much more
  • Early years and primary education for schools and other community groups all-year-round
  • Wildflowers to buy from our partners, TCV Scotland's Jupiter Wildflower Nursery

Visitor information

The Visitor Centre is open Monday to Saturday (April to September) from 10 am to 5 pm. Please phone ahead to check that the Centre and reserve are open before making your journey. Entry is free of charge.

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is located in Grangemouth, just off the M9 within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. Visit our reserve page for detailed directions.

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth FK3 8LH
T. 01324 486 475 E. jupiterranger@swt.org.uk

School visits

At Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, we offer formal curriculum-linked education programmes all year round. Jupiter is a fantastic, safe environment for children to learn more about wildlife and the environment, with interesting and hands-on activities provided by our ranger team. We are also happy to run education sessions or guided walks for other community groups.

To book a session, or for more information, please call the Jupiter Rangers on 01324 486 475, or email jupiterranger@swt.org.uk

Your photos

This summer we ran a wildlife photography competition. The number and quality of entries was amazing! The three winning photographs are on display in the Jupiter Visitor Centre, along with some of the other entries. If you have any photographs of Jupiter that you’d like to share, email them to the Jupiter Ranger at jupiterranger@swt.org.uk. You can see a selection of the best pictures below.

Barrie Weir, adult
Barrie Weir, adult
Chloe Weir, aged 11 to 16
Chloe Weir, aged 11 to 16
Luke Roberts, aged 10 and under
Luke Roberts, aged 10 and under
hedgehog, Jennifer Dunn
hedgehog, Jennifer Dunn
common darter dragonfly, Lisa Alexander
common darter dragonfly, Lisa Alexander
palmate newt, Lisa Alexander
palmate newt, Lisa Alexander
blue tailed damselfly, Lisa Alexander
blue tailed damselfly, Lisa Alexander
northern marsh orchid
northern marsh orchid
ramshorn snail, Craig Macinnes
ramshorn snail, Craig Macinnes
flag iris, Craig Macinnes
flag iris, Craig Macinnes
great diving beetle, Craig Macinnes
great diving beetle, Craig Macinnes
Ox-eye daisy, Craig Macinnes
Ox-eye daisy, Craig Macinnes
goldfinch, Craig Macinnes
goldfinch, Craig Macinnes
pond skater, Craig Macinnes
pond skater, Craig Macinnes
bullfinch, Craig Macinnes
bullfinch, Craig Macinnes
Common frog, Ken Gray
Common frog, Ken Gray
Jupiter fungi, Craig MacInnes
Jupiter fungi, Craig MacInnes
Fungi, Craig MacInnes
Fungi, Craig MacInnes
Fungi at Jupiter, Craig MacInnes
Fungi at Jupiter, Craig MacInnes

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