Nature

It’s all around us, whether we live and work in the countryside, or in cities, towns and villages.

Our landscape, urban and rural, is home to lots of different plants, animals and birds.

Help us create and improve places for wildlife to nest, roost and feed.

Did you know there are rare animals and birds living right beside you? Although, much of our area is intensively farmed, crossed by roads and railways, and scattered with towns, villages and steadings, it is still home to an array of remarkable wildlife. Ghostly Barn Owls hunt for voles over rough grassland, Tree Sparrows flit between hedges and woodland edges and bats roost in barns, houses and trees. Swifts, who migrate from West Africa to spend a few short months here, characterise our summers with their high pitched, screaming calls above towns and villages.

Whether it’s retaining existing nest sites, putting up new nest boxes, or planting a wildlife hedge, we can all do something to support to wildlife that makes its home alongside us.

The Tay Landscape Partnership Area

The Tay Landscape stretches from Newburgh on the south side of the Tay Estuary around to Perth and along the Carse to Dundee.

The project, a £2.6 million initiative is principally funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, will enable locals and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area.