Celebrate wild Loch Lomond at Balmaha

The wildlife and habitats that make Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park so special will be celebrated at a free event on Saturday and Sunday (July 27 and 28),

It takes place from 11am to 4pm at the National Park Visitor Centre, Balmaha.

Wild Park will offer family friendly activities, exhibits and displays and the chance to get up close and personal with all things nature.

From informative walks and talks, to discovering the boggy beasties that live on the lower slopes of Ben Lomond, there will be something for everyone.

Not only will you find lots of fascinating wildlife, you’ll also learn how you can get involved in citizen science projects.

Guided walks include Balmaha birds with the RSPB, a search for dragons, damsels and water boatmen with the National Park rangers, an evening walk to learn more about Balmaha’s bats and moths, a grassland safari to seek out the bugs and beasties that live there, a National Trust for Scotland walk on the lower slopes of Ben Lomond and an evening walk at Cashel with the Royal Scottish Forestry Society and Loch Lomond Bat group.

There is also a talk on the Saturday at 1pm by upland ecologist, John Holland about the ‘Alpine Flora of the Breadalbane Mountains.”