Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, including the RSPB Vane Farm, is one of the most important sites for wildfowl in Europe. Focused around the largest lowland loch in Scotland, this place is known to attract thousands of breeding ducks during springtime.
There are regular sightings of ospreys and white-tailed sea eagles, while the loch itself is home to otters and the water vole. Around the loch grow a number of plants of interest, including Holy Grass, the county flower of Kinross-shire.
The excellent facilities at RSPB Vane Farm Visitor Centre include large observation windows and a close-circuit camera system, making it easy to look for unannounced visitors to the loch.
At the Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve, near Dunkeld, the star attractions are a pair of ospreys that have been nesting here for decades. Time your visit between April and August and you should be rewarded with a great view of the ospreys in their nests from the observation hides.
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