Colin Glen Forest Park is largely broadleaf deciduous woodland with wonderful stretches of bluebells, wood anemone and lesser celandine on the valley slopes in spring. The park also contains two wildlife ponds, river cascades, pools and species-rich grassland. Foxes, badgers and rabbits have found homes in the park, along with a wide range of birds which nest in the trees and open grassland. The site is also renowned for its bats. If you keep a watchful eye on the Colin River that runs through
the glen you may see dippers flying along near the surface of the water. From time to time even otters have been seen along the river. If you’re very lucky you may also catch a glimpse of a red squirrel in the upper part of the glen, however this species is notoriously shy.
Click each species below to learn more about the biodiversity of Colin Glen.