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Loch Lomond has one of the best wetland habitats in Scotland. It sits at the southern end of Loch Lomond, and gives a view north across the loch, the wooded islands, Ben Lomond and the other snow-capped mountains that divide the Highlands from the Lowlands. It really is breathtaking – one of the best views in Scotland.
And thanks to the generous donations from our supporters, a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the support of our partners, we were able to buy part of this amazing place.
However, to transform it into an exciting nature reserve for birds, wildlife and people there is still much work to be done.
We want to make this a reserve for all seasons.
We'll be using cattle to 'mow' the wet grassland and turn it into the the kind of tussocky ground that's perfect if you're a lapwing looking for somewhere to nest. We also expect to increase the number of breeding curlews, snipe and redshanks.
As a fantastic site for wild flowers - an eighth of all the UK's flowering plant species grow here - we'll be doing all we can to preserve and improve this richness.
We'll also be looking to create the best habitat for frogs and water voles, and to create the right conditions for otters to frolick at the water's edge, and brown hares to box in the fields.
We want to share this incredible place with as many people as possible. We'll be providing access and getting you as close to the wildlife as possible without disturbing it.
Donating online is easy and ensures that more of your money is used for conservation.
Or you can also donate by:
Telephone: Our Membership Services team can also take donations over the phone. Call 01767 693 680, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Post: We can accept donations by cheque too. Please make cheques payable to The RSPB and send them to: Loch Lomond appeal, The RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL
To be able to share this wonderful place with as many people as possible costs money. Your continued support for the ongoing management of this reserve will help us reach our goal to get more people enjoying nature. It costs more than £100,000 per year to manage our reserve. Anything that you can afford to give will make a big difference.