In these last short, dark days of 2018 we are looking forward to the start of the New Year with great anticipation.
Will our pair of ospreys return to their breeding nest in the branches of our magnificent Scots Pine? Who will arrive first, the male or female? Will they lay eggs? hatch chicks? How will the beavers fare? Will the two nuthatches we’ve seen over the last few months nest here and bring their young to the feeding station? Only time will tell but one thing is for sure, the Loch of the Lowes team will be here to do our best to keep them safe.
Red Squirrel have inhabited the wooded hills and glens of Perthshire for centuries and we are delighted to have a healthy population popping into our feeding station for snacks.
Osprey, however, have been at Lowes since 1969, arriving just a few weeks after we bought the reserve. We’ve seen different pairs over the decades, including twenty four years with the superb female affectionately called Lady, and feel privileged that these stunning birds, once driven to extinction, choose this peaceful site to rear their young.
2019 marks Scottish Wildlife Trust’s 50th Anniversary at Loch of the Lowes! Staff and volunteers have been busy behind the scenes arranging a fabulous programme of events to celebrate this milestone. We all look forward to sharing them with you over the following months.
If you visited, volunteered or worked at Loch of the Lowes in its early years and have memories you would like to share, we would love to hear from you (email email@example.com )
From all the team at Lowes we wish you and yours a healthy, happy, wonderful bird watching, wildlife encountering New Year!
Visitor Centre Assistant