Funders: Supported by the NatureScot Biodiversity Challenge Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Callendar Park is situated in the southeast of Falkirk and forms the grounds of Callendar house. Covering 170 acres habitats present include amenity grassland, Callendar Lake and ornamental gardens, all surrounded by extensive woodland. Callendar Park is a historically-important designed landscape and there is also a section of the Roman Antonine Wall present, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Froglife undertook two phases of works to increase biodiversity value for wildlife and nature resources for people at the park. The loch in the east of the park was improved by installing vegetated embankments to areas of the loch that previously had poor access for amphibians and other wildlife – whilst also increasing native species richness. In the west of the park three new freshwater ponds were created, creating a varied, robust network of ponds of various shapes and sizes for the local amphibian population.