• Loch Lomond Wetland Project – Creating a Better Home for Nature

    We’re really excited to tell you more about a project that we will be completing on site at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond this year, in partnership with Froglife, to create a new area of wetland. This improvement will benefit a range of species tha...
    • 2 Feb 2021
  • Scrub clearance at RSPB Loch Lomond

    Despite the wet weather and the restrictions, Assistant warden Luke Wake and the conservation volunteers have been working harder than ever to complete the scrub clearance works at RSPB Loch Lomond this autumn. Work starts early with a muddy trek acr...
    • 3 Dec 2020
  • A Happy Halloween at RSPB Loch Lomond

    After months of staying closeted up indoors it’s no surprise that our Halloween activities were met with enthusiasm this year. Both parents and children (and in some cases adults alone!) came to the reserve to enjoy our Spooky Halloween trails....
    • 5 Nov 2020
  • Winter is coming

    The days are starting to markedly draw in and there’s definitely a chill in the air at RSPB Loch Lomond. Misty mornings reveal glistening spider webs and the late rising sun dapples through the multi-coloured autumn leaves. The air tastes fresh...
    • 2 Oct 2020
  • A Day in February by April Newton

    April, our residential volunteer, has been with us here at RSPB Loch Lomond for the last 6 months and has kindly written an evocative account of her adventures on one particularly cold winter's morning! April is now off to Rum for more fun in the Sco...
    • 2 Mar 2020
  • Loch Shore Link Path at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

    For almost eight years, the RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond team have been managing the 237 hectares of wetland, woodland, fen and meadows that make up the reserve in Gartocharn, to benefit wildlife. We’ve been learning about the mosaic of habitats, ...
    • 17 Dec 2019
  • RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - Festive Season opening hours

    The team at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  The Nature Hub is closed from Monday 23 December - Sunday 5 January (inclusive).  The Shore Wood Path is open at all times and can be...
    • 13 Dec 2019
  • Searching for unrecorded species at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

    At RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond, our volunteers are incredibly important to the work that we do. Whether it’s helping us to talk to the public, take photographs, or carry out practical conservation work, we simply couldn’t get as much done w...
    • 1 Aug 2019
  • The remarkable places you can find fascinating species

    Volunteer Sam Buckton is still scouring every ditch and inch of fen at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond on the hunt for new species records! He's up to an extraordinary 458 new species for the reserve. But where has he been finding them all...? &nb...
    • 9 Jul 2019
  • Bluebells and Birdsong at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond by Diana Treffry

    This time last year a visitor came along to our Bluebells and Birdsong walk. Afterwards she wrote a beautiful piece about her experience here and you can read it below. Photo by Bob Shand Bluebells and Birdsong at RSPB Scot...
    • 10 May 2019
  • Winter work at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond by Cara Bell

    Cara has been volunteering with us since September and in a couple of weeks she's off to monitor terns for the summer! Her time here has flown by and we wish her all the best with her future plans. Here Cara writes about some of the things she&#3...
    • 17 Feb 2019
  • Chasing geese at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - by Joe Parker

    Hello, I am Joe one of the two long-term volunteers spending the winter here at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. I’ve been living on the site now for three months and have fallen in love with the reserve and its wildlife. My role is quite varied, co...
    • 28 Jan 2019
  • What a year it has been!

    Forth and Lomond Reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, reflects on what turned out to be a busy, but productive, year at RSPB Black Devon Wetlands. In 2015, when we signed the lease to the land that is now our Black Devon Wetlands reserve, we had grand ...
    • 20 Dec 2018
  • The Search for an Artist for Loch Lomond begins

    Kat Jones, our public affairs manager, writes about her search for an artist to work on a three year project at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. Like many staff at RSPB, I come from a science background. My PhD was with lesser black-backed gulls, and their...
    • 2 Nov 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Realignment Project - We did it!

    Forth Reserve Warden, Allison Leonard, gives a final update on the Skinflats managed realignment project. After years of discussion, months of planning and weeks of digger work, on Wednesday 3rd October, the seawall at RSPB Scotland Skinflats reserv...
    • 23 Oct 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Retreat Project - We are getting there!

    The (hopefully!) penultimate update on the Skinflats Managed Retreat Project Well, we are now at the end of the third week of the work and things are really starting to take shape.  The contractors have spent quite a few days building up th...
    • 29 Sep 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Retreat Update - It's getting muddy out there.......

    Forth Reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, gives an update on the Skinflats Managed Retreat Project. We are now well into our second week of work and things are going well (despite the weather not being a co-operative this week).  The diggers have ...
    • 21 Sep 2018
  • Skinflats Managed Retreat Project Gets Underway

    RSPB Forth Reserves Warden Allison Leonard tells us about a massive new project getting underway at RSPB Skinflats in the Forth.   On Monday 10th of September, a lot of hard work and effort by the extended team came to fruition when the diggers ...
    • 15 Sep 2018
  • My encounter with buff tips, elephants and garden tigers at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond by Diego Fraile

    I've been the residential volunteer at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for 3 months now. Here are some of my favourite encounters in that time and my new found hobby. It was early in the morning and I was still in my bed listening to the birdsong coming...
    • 6 Aug 2018
  • RSPB's emblem bird, the avocet, breeds at RSPB Skinflats for the first time.

    RSPB Forth Reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, tells us about the exciting addition to the RSPB Skinflats breeding bird list. In early spring, staff and volunteers at RSPB Scotland Skinflats were pleased to see two avocets feeding on the reserve’...
    • 10 Jul 2018
  • Hannah's Farewell Blog

    Hannah Sharratt is (or was!) the Inner Forth Reserves Assistant Warden.  At the start of July she is heading off to a new job at RSPB Baron's Haugh.  In this blog she tells us about some of her favourite bits about working in the Inner Fort...
    • 6 Jul 2018
  • Damselflies, whirligigs and tadpoles

    This spring we officially opened our brand new pond dipping area at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. We’re delighted with the final result, but here’s how it all came together over the winter: RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond has loads of pools and...
    • 8 Jun 2018
  • P-P-P-P-Puffin Party!

    Allison Leonard tells us about one of the more fun bur slightly unusual aspects of her job as RSPB Forth Reserves Warden, counting puffin burrows on Fidra! Fidra is a small seabird island off the East Lothian coast, known for it's links to Robert...
    • 23 May 2018
  • My first month at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

    Our new residential volunteer Diego tells us why he decided to come to spend 6 months volunteering with us at Loch Lomond and what his favourite few moments have been so far. Hi! I’m Diego Fraile, one of the new long term volunteers for RSPB...
    • 12 May 2018
  • Not just random twittering's.....

    Sunday 6th May 2018 is International Dawn Chorus Day, this is an annual celebration of (and the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy) nature’s symphony.  Forth reserves Warden, Allison Leonard, tells us a bit more about the dawn chorus...
    • 4 May 2018