Loch Leven Walkathon and the launch of the consultation

The Loch Leven Walkathon took place on Sunday and was a real success, with over £7000 raised by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland so far, and over 200 people walking one of the 3 routes on offer during the day.  They got lucky with the weather, and there were plenty of birds on display for them too.  A fantastic way to see Loch Leven NNR for the first time!

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We also had a site visit to Portmoak Moss with Portmoak Community Woodland Group members and the Woodland Trust manager Gary Bolton to discuss future proposals discussed in the Loch Leven NNR draft management plan.  We’ve held or attended 4 events to launch the consultation phase of the plan over the last 2 weeks, so now it’s up to you guys to share your thoughts with us about how you envisage management of the NNR developing over the next 10 years.  Have a look at the plan and let us know what you think.  We’ve had some really interesting discussions so far involving all aspects of managing the reserve, including visitor access, habitat management and NNR expansion.  We’re running the consultation until 15th April so if you’d like to share your thoughts with us please visit our website for more information, or email us directly (LOCHLEVEN_NNR@snh.gov.uk) to share your thoughts on the current plan for the future.

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Portmoak Moss

Another cracking day, we were treated to great views of a Green Woodpecker and I spotted a Red Squirrel on my way back to the car.

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Site visit with Louise, Jeff, Stewart and Gary

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Green Woodpecker at Portmoak Moss

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Red Squirrel (at RSPB- couldn’t get a picture of the Portmoak one!)

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A cracking sunset over the loch from Kinnesswood

About Craig.Nisbet

Reserve Officer Loch Leven National Nature Reserve Scottish Natural Heritage
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