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Pine and birches

Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Dundreggan.


Green hairstreak butterfly

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in flower on Dundreggan, with a green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys rubi) visiting it.

Great spotted woodpecker

Male great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) at its nest in an aspen tree on Dundreggan.


Biological Diversity on Dundreggan

Dundreggan is a 10,000 acre (4,000 hectare) estate situated in Glen Moriston that contains a remnant of the Caledonian Forest, and is particularly noted for its exceptional birch-juniper woodland. As such it is an important site for biological diversity in Scotland, and Trees for Life aims to enhance this through the restoration work we will carry out there in the coming years.

The links below lead to other pages with lists of the species recorded so far on Dundreggan, and details of some of the surveys we've had carried out there.



Slime Molds



Ecological features of Dundreggan



An article published in the Summer 2012 issue of Scotland Outdoors, describing the amazing biodiversity found at Dundreggan. A huge range of endangered species have been found here, including at least one species never recorded before in the UK. Please read the article to find out more!


Pages about Biodiversity on Dundreggan on this site

New discoveries in charity's 'Lost world' Highland Estate - 20th January 2012
Biodiversity News - April 2011
Rare and endangered species found in Highlands estate's "lost world" - 17th December 2010
Rare sawfly discovered for first time in UK - 5th November 2010
Biodiversity surveys and discoveries - October 2010
Biodiversity surveys at Dundreggan - May 2010
Alder tongue fungus found at Dundreggan (and near Plodda Lodge) - 15 April 2010
Biodiversity surveys identify over 50 key species on Highland Estate - 15th February 2010
Biodiversity discoveries - November 2009
Biodiversity surveys - August 2009
Surveys and biodiversity discoveries - November 2008
Reaping the results of our biodiversity surveys - May 2008
Dundreggan's diversity keeps growing! - November 2007
Biodiversity on Dundreggan - First impressions, August 2006
Biodiversity on Dundreggan

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and all its species to a large contiguous area in the Highlands of Scotland.

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