Possil Marsh Nature Reserve is a wetland reserve just to the North of Glasgow City Centre - close to the bustle but an unrivalled place for experiencing wildlife like bird-watching. Opened in 1931, it's one of the oldest nature reserves in Scotland. Thanks to an update of the reserve, Possil Marsh is now accessible to those with mobility impairments, users of wheeled supports such as wheelchairs or walkers, as well as accessible to buggies / prams.
Made up of a shallow loch surrounded with marsh, fen, & Willow scrub (including some rare Willow species), the reserve is an important 'staging post' for Spring & Autumn migration seasons, amongst everything from waterfowl to warblers - & in November (**heads up, COP26-goers!**) Wigeon & Teal numbers can sometimes peak at approximately 200-300 birds.
The reserve is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), & breeding birds are aplenty, including Reed Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, Moorhen, & the elusive Water Rail. Amongst the reserve's less frequent visitors are the Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, & Redshank. Green-Winged Teal, Garganey, Gadwall, Pintail, & Shoveler Ducks have also been recorded here.
Particularly in Winter, roe deer are often nearby.
Dogs are permitted, though must be kept on a lead / leash.
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