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Kinross Show 2018

On the banks of Loch Leven NNR the Kinross Show is held on the fields at the RSPB. We were once again involved with our stand. Sadly no water feature this year but maybe next year! We did crafts for … Continue reading

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Citizen Science event at Loch Leven NNR

Loch Leven NNR is a hub for a whole spectrum of different scientific monitoring much of this carried out by scientists using the latest in high tech monitoring gadgetry. However these scientists are now looking for some assistance to monitor … Continue reading

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Loch Leven NNR this week

I’ve been away for a week from Loch Leven NNR but not a lot has changed since I’ve been away. There are still ducks to count and Balsam to sort. Good news. The grass is a lot greener on St … Continue reading

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Events at Loch Leven

Loch Leven NNR We are hosting many Free events this summer! Check out our program leaflet below on the upcoming events, booking is essential either via email: lochleven_nnr@nature.scot or  telephone: 01738 458 609. Please make sure to wear appropriate clothing … Continue reading

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Summer continues

We’re outside as much as we can at Loch Leven NNR at this time of year. We’re either counting broods or removing Himalayan Balsam. There are many broods of Tufted Ducks around Loch Leven at the moment. This bumper brood … Continue reading

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Visitors beware….

Loch Leven NNR The water quality has improved a lot over the years at Loch Leven NNR but due to the long hot summer we are experiencing an algal bloom around site. These signs go up nearly every year around … Continue reading

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Drought

We’ve finally had a little bit of rain around Loch Leven NNR and boy we’ve needed it! The grass is very scorched at St Serfs. I was even discussing with our graziers that we take the sheep off St Serfs. … Continue reading

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Orchid Hunt

At Loch Leven NNR we are proud of our colony of Lesser Butterfly Orchids. Every year with the help of our volunteers and local plant enthusiasts we lined up across Carsehall Bog and counted all the Lesser Butterfly Orchids we … Continue reading

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Fulmar Hunt

At a place like Loch Leven NNR you’d think it rather unlikely that Fulmars once bred. Fulmars are a regular breeder around the British Coastline. They are present on the cliffs for much of the year where pairs of birds have a … Continue reading

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Busy times

It’s been a busy few weeks at Loch Leven NNR. I’m still catching up with all the blog content. We’ve had good numbers of Damselflies around the reserve. This Four-spotted Chaser Dragonfly was seen up the hill recently. We’ve been … Continue reading

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