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View south west over Taynish NNR and Linne Mhuirich towards Keills, Argyll and Stirling Area.  ©Lorne Gill/NatureScot

Taynish NNR

A woodland wonderland

The peaceful oak woodlands of Taynish are interspersed with grassland, heath, saltmarsh and shoreline – home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Admire the springtime carpet of wildflowers or search out signs of the secretive otter as it slips through the wood. On a June day watch out for the delicate dance of the rare marsh fritillary or the metallic flash of dragonflies.

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Aerial view of the river Tay and Tentsmuir NNR.  ©P&A Macdonald/NatureScot

Tentsmuir NNR

An ever-changing landscape

The landscape here changes almost as you watch. Tentsmuir showcases the rich variety of coastal habitats – from the constantly moving sand at the edge of the sea to the colourful dune heathland. Seals haul themselves out of the water to watch the world go by, and hungry birds fill up on the rich mix of food in the mudflats. Watchful sea eagles soar majestically overhead. Inland, discover the hidden gem of Morton Lochs. Watch out for kingfishers, red squirrels and the elusive otter.

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Loch Katrine from Ben A'an in the Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve.  ©Lorne Gill/NatureScot

The Great Trossachs Forest NNR

A forest of the future

The Great Trossachs Forest lies at the heart of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The reserve is a ‘forest in the making’ where a mosaic of habitats are being restored. It’s home to iconic wildlife and offers great opportunities for recreation.

Forest Land Scotland (FLS), RSPB Scotland and Woodland Trust Scotland (WTS) manage The Great Trossachs Forest (TGTF) NNR. Find out more: