Funder: The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Flanders Moss NNR is an 860 ha lowland raised bog that lies 10 miles west of Stirling.
The Moss is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is part of the Flanders Mosses Special Area of Conservation (SAC). A small part of the SSSI was first declared a National Nature Reserve (NNR) in 1980 and currently 95% of the SSSI is under sympathetic management as part of the NNR.
In Decemeber 2020 we created two ponds at the reserve which will provide excellent freshwater habitat for amphibians and pond wildlife.
Additionally, in 2021, large areas of prime reptile habitat were cleared of Sitka Spruce, a non-native species that would have caused key basking areas to be shaded out if not addressed – with these works benefitting Common Lizard and Adder among other species of wildlife.
Contractor works at Flanders Moss have now finished, but future volunteer sessions will take place to complete Sitka clearing and make further improvements for amphibians and reptiles.