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The Highland Titles Nature Reserve (also known as Glencoe Wood) at Keil Hill, Duror, comprises a variety of habitats. Our ongoing land conservation is helping to protect wildlife currently on estate as well as encouraging the introduction of new species in the area.

In 2013, we created a 3-acre lochan with the aim of attracting more bird life and in 2014 we installed beehives on the land to encourage more of these wonderful creatives to make a home on the estate. Our tree planting project has had the biggest impact on Glencoe Wood landscape, allowing for natural protection for the estate’s wildlife, as well as nourishment.

Below is our ongoing survey of the grassland and the woodland. Not included are the pondlife, which will be the subject of a separate survey.

If you have reliably seen other species during your visit, please let us know what you saw, when you saw it and roughly where you saw it and we’ll aim to add it to our list, thank you.

Taxa Common Name Scientific Name
Shrub/Herb Bell Heather Erica cinerea
Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bog asphodel Narthecium ossifragum
Bog Myrtle Myrica gale
Bracken Ptilidium aquilinum
Common Butterwort Pinguicula vulgaris
Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense
Devil’s-bit Scabious Succisa pratensis
Hard Fern Blechnum spicant
Heath Bedstraw Galium saxatile
Heather Calluna vulgaris
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Lesser Stitchwort Stellaria graminea
Marsh Violet Viola palustre
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Pignut Conopodium majus
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Tormentil Potentilla erecta
Water-lily Nymphaeaceae
White Clover Trifolium repens
Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca
Wood Anenome Anemone nemorosa
Wood Sorrel Oxalis acetosella
Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorus
Grass/Rush Purple Moor-grass Molinia caerulea
Bents Agrostis spp.
Bottle Sedge Carex rostrata
Creeping Buttercup Ranunculuis repens
Deergrass Tricophorum germanicum
Glaucous Sedge Carex flacca
Hair’s-tail Cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum
Heath Rush Juncus squarrosus
Mat Grass Nardus stricta
Meadow-grass Poa spp.
Red Fescue Festuca rubra
Sharp-flowered Rush Juncus acutiflorus
Sheep’s Fescue Festuca ovina
Soft Rush Juncus effusus
Sweet-vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa
Yorkshire Fog Holcus lanatus
Moss Cypress-leaved Plait-moss Hypnum cupressiforme
Blunt-leaved bog-moss Sphagnum palustre
Bog bead-moss Aulocomium palustre
Common Feather-moss Kindbergia praelonga
Common Haircap Polytrichum commune
Compact bog-moss Sphagnum compactum
Feathery Bog-moss Sphagnum cuspidatum
Feathery Bog-moss Sphagnum capillifolium
Glittering wood-moss Hylocomium splendens
Magellanic bog-moss Sphagnum magellanicum
Papillose Bog-moss Sphagnum papillosum
Red-stemmed Feather-moss Pleurozium schreberi
Springy Turf-moss Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus
Tree Sessile Oak Quercus petraea
Alder Alnus glutinosa
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Bird Cherry Prunus padus
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Eared Willow Salix aurita
Guelder Rose Viburnum opulus
Hathorn Crataegus monogyna
Hazel Corylus avellana
Larch Larix spp.
Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur
Rhododendron Rhododendron ponticum
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia
Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris
Silver Birch Betula pendula
Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis
Reptiles/Amphibia Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara
Common Frog Rana temporaria
Common Toad Bufo bufo
Mammal Roe Deer (Sighting) Capreolus capreolus
Badger Meles meles
Brown Long-Eared Bat Plecotus auritus
Common Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Daubenton’s Bat Myotis daubentonii
Otter Lutra lutra
Pine Marten Martes martes
Red Deer Cervus elaphus
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Red Squirrel Sciuris vulgaris
Saddleback Pigs Sus scrofa domesticus
Soprano Pipistrelle Bat Piistrellus pygmaeus
Bird Great Tit Parus major
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix
Blackbird Turdus merula
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Buzzard Buteo buteo
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Coal Tit Periparus ater
Common Gull Larus canus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Heron Ardea sp.
Jay Garrulus glandarius
Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Peregrine Falco peregrinus
Red Kite Milvus milvus
Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Siskin Carduelis spinus
Skylark Alauda arvensis
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Stonechat Saxicola torquata
Tree Creeper Certhia familiaris
Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Invertebrates Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma Cyathigerum
Black Darter Sympetrum danae
Buckfast Honey Bees Apis mellifera
Chequered Skipper Butterfly Carterocephalus palaemon
Emperor Dragonfly Anax imperator
Four-Spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata
Golden Ringed Dragonfly Cordulegaster boltonii
Green Tiger Beetle Cicindella campestris
Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Orange Ladybird Halyzia 16-guttata
Orange Tip Butterfly Anthocharis cardamines
Peacock Butterfly Nymphalis io
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Scotch Argus Butterfly Erebia aethiops
Speckled Wood Butterfly Pararge aegeria

Our species list was initiated during ecological surveys by Rafe Dewar and colleagues at (MacArthur Green, during 2014. Observations made then have been extended by further observations.