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Top things to do in Spring

  1. See golden plovers feeding on the farm
  2. Watch for 'skydancing' hen harriers
  3. Join a guided walk to hear breeding waders getting ready to nest

Top things to do in Summer

  1. See dragonflies on the lochans by the visitor centre - watch for the rare azure hawker
  2. View the live CCTV hen harrier nestwatch in the visitor centre
  3. Look for rare peatland plants like the carnivorous sundew

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Listen for wild red deer as they start rutting
  2. Watch the landscape changing colour into autumn tones of russet and gold
  3. Hen harriers can still be seen in the strath and golden eagles occasionally drift down from the hills

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Get great views of the red deer as they come closer to the roads in the winter months
  2. Early breeding ravens can be seen and heard overhead in their pair-bonding display flights
  3. Views of the open landscape become crystal clear in the cold air, or can close right in with bad weather!

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  • Common Hawker Dragonfly
  • Caithness Show
  • Forsinard Visitor Centre
  • Pool System
  • Garden Tiger Moth
  • Harvester
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Top visitor attractions in Caithness and Sutherland

Top visitor attractions in Caithness and Sutherland

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Map and details of places to visit

Date: 20 May 2010

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Map of Forsinard Flows

Map of Forsinard Flows

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Date: 4 April 2014

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Forsinain Trail leaflet

Forsinain Trail leaflet

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Sitting on the edge of Caithness & Sutherland’s high quality bogs, the four mile Forsinain Trail is selfguided and takes in farm fields, bog pools, riverside and woodland allowing an insight into conservation management and exciting wildlife.

Date: 2 June 2010

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WildSquare Bingo

WildSquare Bingo

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Date: 21 June 2010

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