With summer just around the corner for Loch of the Lowes’ 50th year under the protection of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, all of its residents, permanent or visiting, are busy preparing for the months ahead. Our ‘Life on the loch’ blog series is going to explore the interesting behaviours that our wildlife exhibit. From everyday necessities like feeding and dealing with intruders to less common sights such as mating displays, we will gain a fascinating insight into the lives of these incredible and complex animals. We will investigate the weird but wonderful courtships rituals and nesting habits of the common Goldeneye as well as the elusive nocturnal and crepuscular behaviours of our resident Otters and Beavers. In addition to learning about these animals we will look into the captivating process that Great Crested Grebes go through when pairing up and rearing young.
Join us as we celebrate the Loch of the Lowes’ 50th year under the protection of the Scottish Wildlife Trust which has allowed life to grow and flourish in this beautiful place.
Inquisitive Blue Tit ©Johnny Rolt
Johnny & Nick
Species Protection Officers