Visit Taynish National Nature Reserve

Discover Taynish National Nature Reserve (NNR), a hidden peninsula that’s teeming with wildlife. Its shoreline, grassland, scrub, bog, heath and woodland habitats each support a wealth of plants, insects, birds and mammals.

Look out for otters fishing on the coastline around Taynish NNR and roe deer roaming in the woods. Buzzards hover overhead and woodpeckers are easily heard – but harder to spot – in the treetops.

White wood anemones, bluebells and yellow primroses flower in spring. Summer brings a dazzling display of dragonflies and as many as 20 butterfly species. Oak, birch, willow, hazel and alder ensure vibrant autumnal colours. Even winter is colourful on the peninsula.

Open our leaflet to learn more about Taynish NNR and its range of trails to help visitors of all abilities explore easily.

Published: 2015
Language: English/Gaelic

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