Wildlife Around the Forth
Whether you are planning a first visit or are lucky enough to live around the Inner Forth, this is the place to find out about its great wildlife – what to see, where to see it, and when to look.
There will be descriptions of a host of species of plants and animals found in the rich variety of habitats that make up the Inner Forth - we are adding more all the time. There are photos, descriptions, details of locations in the area where you can find them, and the best times of year to look. Some will have audio or video links too.
If you want to discover more there are links in the profiles to the many organisations that work within the Inner Forth to protect and promote its wildlife.
We want you to visit our website again and again – but this is just the doorway. We really want you to step outside and see the Inner Forth for yourself. There are thousands of species to discover, many, many places to explore, and every season to enjoy.
From rocky shores to mudflats, and saltmarshes to sandy beaches, the Forth's coast is a magnet for wildlife.
Spectacular in spring, awesome in autumn, the area's woodlands are full of colour and life all year round.
The Forth's grasslands and meadows are vital for invertebrates, and the birds and mammals they support.
The pools and rivers around the Forth are home to wetland wildlife including ducks, geese and many amphibians.
Many species have learned to take advantage of the shelter and rich pickings our towns and vllages offer.
Take a closer look and you'll find a wealth of tiny jewel-like plants and animals that thrive on our Mosses.