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With cosy log cabins in woodland, stone built cottages, romantic treehouses with spectacular views, grand lodges including one beside a waterfall to glamping domes and even a small castle.
Get away from it all in your own rural farmhouse on the bank of the River Almond surrounded by magical scenery or stay in the peaceful, luxurious White Tower of Taymouth Castle.
Waxwings are back
I had something to post this lunchtime so I decided to walk down to the post box. I’d been eying up the remaining berries on an ornamental Rowan Tree at the end of Burns Begg Street recently. I was surprised … Continue reading →
There are many squirrels around the reserve at the moment. We use the feeder outside the office to monitor squirrels locally. We had two on one day last week. Other wildlife in the car park includes this lovely male Kestrel … Continue reading →
Can cutting down trees ever be good for nature?
Cutting down trees is probably a far cry from what most people would think of as nature conservation, especially when it comes to native species. Yet we’ve recently been putting the chainsaws to good use and removing willows in several … Continue reading →
Perthshire country estate latest business to join scheme safeguarding area’s trees
A Perthshire country estate has become the latest business to join a scheme that works to support the area’s greenery.
Police hunt Christmas tree thieves who cut down rare spruce at Perthshire wood
Police are hunting Christmas tree thieves who uprooted an endangered spruce from a Perth forest.
All about the pinks
We’ve been having frosty mornings here and it’s beginning to feel like winter has come early. Ice is forming on the loch, trees have dropped most of their leaves, and the office kettle has seen its use increase dramatically! This … Continue reading →
End of season
I first came to Loch Leven six years ago as a volunteer. I loved coming on a Wednesday and it was always a dream for me to actually work here. I never thought I would get the chance but this … Continue reading →
My life as a Student Placement at Loch Leven NNR
Hello! Chris here: Student Placement at Loch Leven NNR. It’s my first time posting on the blog, so I thought I’d introduce my role and also give some insight into the day to day tasks involved in managing a nature … Continue reading →
Bales, birds and boats
It’s been a busy few weeks for us all at Loch Leven! A few weeks ago Chris and I were joined by Marijke (Tentsmuir) in Dunkeld for an ATV course where we spent the day taking the Polaris through its … Continue reading →
A new bird for Loch Leven
The bird recording area for Loch Leven is within the roads which surround the loch. Anything flying over or seen within the boundary counts. There are nearly 240 species recorded in this area. Recent additions include Puffin, Glossy Ibis, … Continue reading →
Pink-footed Geese arrive in numbers
During the past week Pink-footed geese from their summering haunts of Iceland were arriving all the time at Loch Leven NNR. They have been preferring the stubble fields to the south of the loch. There are still few places for … Continue reading →
Birds, birds, birds
Autumn migration is in full swing at Loch Leven NNR. Waterfowl numbers are below average because the water levels are so high. It won’t be long before we see our last Willow Warblers of the year. There are some huge … Continue reading →