Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is a fantastic place to explore. The wide variety of animals and plants (or biodiversity) in the different landscapes makes this a great place to spot wildlife.
The National Park Authority is here to look after the wildlife and this special part of Scotland. To do our job properly, we must follow four important aims.
There are lots of opportunities to go walking and cycling as well as other more adventurous activities. Follow the link to find out about some of the fun activities you can do when in the Park.
Rangers run events throughout the year which are a great way to learn about or see something new. So if you and your family want to see what's going on in the Park check out our events calendar.
Remember the countryside is also a place where people live and work. Make sure you respect the interests of the people you meet, care for the environment and take responsibility for your own actions. These rules are called the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and help to protect the land and animals for everyone.
Budding nature detectives should always be on the lookout for some of our rarer animals. If you are lucky and see a red squirrel you can record your sightings at www.swt.org.uk and if you spot an otter you can fill out our Otter Spotter postcard and send it to us.
Why not join the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives club? Visit their website for fun games, activities and nature spotting tips.
The wildlife changes with the seasons so keep coming back to see the difference for yourself. To learn more about the different birds, fish, insects and mammals you might see in the Park visit Our Wildlife pages.
Rangers are happy to help you learn more about what makes this area so special. If you are in a club or youth group and would like a Ranger to visit or help with conservation projects please follow the links to the Ranger Service for their contact details and to find out more about the work of the Rangers.
In the UK there are 15 different National Parks, to find out more visit www.nationalparks.gov.uk.