Martin Whitfield MSP visited Cashel Nature Reserve today with representatives from the Froglife charity in his capacity as Scottish Environment LINK’s Nature Champion for Scotland’s adders.
Cashel Native Forest, located near Loch Lomond, was created by the Royal Scottish Forestry Society in 1996. It is now a rich patchwork of habitats, home to some of Scotland’s most charismatic wild creatures, including pine martens, badgers and adders.
Speaking after the visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“Despite the rain, which somewhat hindered the search for adders, I really enjoyed the visit and the opportunity to learn more about the reserve and the varied wildlife it supports. It’s a beautiful and important habitat for adders, which normally hibernate from November to March, but can be spotted basking in the sun during the warmer months. Thank you to all involved in the visit and for the important work being undertaken across Scotland to support this special protected species.”