The conservation and heritage charity for the
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Lowlands & Farmland

The list below will introduce you to some of the wildlife to be found in the Park’s lowlands and farmland. There are also links to other websites where you can find out more. The landscape may be less dramatic, but the plants and animals to be found here are just as beautiful, rare and special, and often a lot easier to see!

South of the Highland Boundary Fault, the great geological rift that straddles the National Park, the landscape is soft and rolling, a dramatic contrast to the mountains and glens to the north. Here you’ll find pastureland and arable fields framed by hedges and drystane dykes, narrow winding lanes and tiny patches of woodland. It’s a great place for young families to go for a bike ride, or for a gentle stroll. It’s also a great place for wildlife spotting – a brown hare darting across an open field, a skylark singing high up above your head, butterflies and delicate wildlflowers nestled under a hedgeline.

 

Brown Hare
Brown Hare

Lapwing
Lapwing

Pearl Bordered Fritillary
Pearl Bordered Fritillary

 

Skylark on fencepost
Skylark

Barn Owl
Barn owl

Pipistrelle Bat
Pipistrelle bat

 

Osprey
Osprey

Black Grouse
Black grouse

Curlew
Curlew

 

Bullfinch
Bullfinch

Song Thrush
Song thrush

Swift
Swift

 

Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer

Oyster-catcher
Oystercatcher

Argent and sable moth
Argent & sable moth

 

Bumblebee
Red-tailed bumblebee

Orchid
Early purple orchid

Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Lesser butterfly orchid

 

Celandine
Celandine

Adder
Adder

Common Lizard
Common lizard

 

Any natural place contains an infinite reservoir of information, and therefore the potential for inexhaustible new discoveries.

Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods