My time at Loch of the Lowes

Hello there, everyone. On the 16th of August I will leave Loch of the Lowes, I will have been a Visitor Centre Assistant at Lowes for a full year. I

Ospreys have left?

A brief update – our ospreys have gone . . .  we think! It is always a very difficult call to make, especially with frequent intruder ospreys visiting Lowes, but

Controlling American mink at Loch of the Lowes

What does 20th Century fashion have to do with wildlife conservation at Loch of the Lowes? Meet the American mink (Neovison vison): Mink are semi-aquatic predators from the mustelid family,

Invasive Garden Escapes

Arrays of colourful, fragrant and exotic plants are often displayed in peoples’ gardens, creating a tranquil escape for their cultivators and attracting a monopoly of wildlife. But what happens when

Osprey Update

Our young osprey are keeping us on our toes! Yesterday, PT4 was in evidence all day, either perched up on the silver birches, flying around or sitting on the nest

A New Resident Kingfisher

As you may already know, kingfisher sightings at Montrose Basin are more common outside of their breeding season. We can see them daily from the visitor centre from around August

Putting Moths in the Spotlight

With the mass emergence of butterflies taking the limelight in recent wildlife-related news, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about their much less popular cousins, the moths. Perhaps

Basking on the west coast

The west coast of Scotland is a magnificent and visually spectacular region. Marine vistas, rugged cliffs and coastal landscapes give a sense of awe, inspiration and excitement to those fortunate

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