A Scottish Wildcat
Surrounded on 3 sides by the Abernethy Forest which is a remnant of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, the Nethy Bridge area boasts an impressive number of species – reckoned to number 4,500 of which 800 are rare or nationally scarce.
The well known RSPB reserve at Loch Garten is in the Abernethy forest, on the doorstep of Nethy. In season, you can visit the hide to hopefully see ospreys at their nest or maybe even feeding their young
Everyone would like to see the Scottish Wild Cat, Red Squirrel, Crested Tit, Capercaillie and Scottish Crossbill. But there are many other species here which you might not see elsewhere: a creeping shrub called the Twinflower; the diminutive orchid called Creeping Ladies Tresses; the Pine Marten; Golden Eagle; Osprey. In addition there are rare mosses, hoverflies, ants, fungi and more.
For information on the Caper Watch, contact RSPB.
Linnaea borealis – the twinflower
There are several specialist organisations in the area where it is possible to get escorted tours to hope to see certain species. You are guided by experts who know where, when and how to look for them.
Explore Abernethy Visitor Centre
Call in at the Visitor Centre for details of the path network in and around Nethy Bridge, information about the nature and history of the area, and much more.
Summer Opening 1st April to 31st October 9.30am to 5.00pm
Winter Opening 1st November to 31st March 10am to 4.00pm (weather permitting)
Nethy Bridge Community Centre
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