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Butterfly Conservation Scotland have produced an excellent leaflet on 22 species of butterflies to be found in the Lomond and Rural Stirling area.
National Trust For Scotland - Ben Lawers Visitor Car Park
The Lawers area has some species of butterflies and plants not found in the rest of Great Britain. It is also a good place for spotting buzzards and golden eagles. Deer roam the highlands and can be heard calling from hillside to hillside at the right time of year. Early morning and evening are the best times.
Red kites are back in Central Scotland after 130 years.
Located in Doune, Argaty farm has established hides and feeding areas where the bird enthusiasts can observe and film the Red Kites at close quarters (suggest pre-booking). The Farm also has guided and non guided walks. Also on Facebook here.
(note: October 2006 Juvenile Golden Eagle spotted being mobbed by up to 50 Kites) and a juvenile Sea Eagle doing the same thing this year (2008)
We have found that the Sheriffmuir road from Bridge of Allan through to Crieff, to be a good place for sighting Golden Eagles, Red Kites and Green Woodpeckers by the roadside.
Following the single track road though Auchlyne in March 2006 we observed the Lapwings feasting in the fields. This is also a good area for Buzzards. At the right time of the year, in the fields alongside the road the Mountain Hares can be seen 'boxing'.
16th April 2005- sighted Osprey near Kenmore/Fearnan, and again last year (2006) near Loch Tay Highland Lodges)
Just keep your eyes open and you are bound to see something! Hide the camera though - wildlife always seem to disappear at the sight of a lens!