Wildlife

Located in a forest clearing means you are likely to see a host of wildlife from Beech Cottage. Deer, red squirrels, rabbits and a wide variety of birdlife have been known to make an appearance at the cottage and prove a very popular hit with previous guests

A bird feeder in the garden attracts many different species of birds and is also popular with a couple of red squirrels, which can be seen feeding on the nuts most days.

Ben Lawers Nature Reserve is a hugely significant place for botanists as it is renowned for its arctic-alpine flora, many of which are rare and endangered species. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife including red deer, ptarmigan, black grouse and ravens. This is just a short drive from the cottage.

Scottish Wildcat

The Scottish Wildcat is under threat and should you be lucky enough to see an endangered Highland Tiger when you are exploring the area then please make a note of the following and report it to The Highland Tiger website:

  • Location
  • Date and time of day
  • Type of habitat
  • What the cat was doing.
  • Any additional circumstances surrounding the sighting.
  • A photograph would be brilliant

There is a handy Wildcat identification guide on the website here