Gordon Moss - SWT

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Gordon Moss - SWT

Just outside Gordon in the Scottish Borders this Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve consists of peatland and birch woodland. Gordon Moss is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) making it an important area for plants and invertebrates.

Notable species onsite include: brown hare, cross-leaved heath, willow warbler, skylark, sphagnum moss, round leaved sundew, scots pine, barn owl and small heath butterfly

Best time to visit the reserve is between April and August to see wildflowers, butterflies and birds.

Directions

Take the A6105 west (towards Earlston) from Gordon for 0.3 miles past Greenknowe Tower. Look out for a left turn onto a track that leads to Gordon Moss. About 20m along the track is a small parking space for a couple of vehicles.

The reserve lies to the south of the car park. There are no maintained paths so waterproof footwear with a good grip is recommended

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Skylark
Barn Owl by Stuart Scott Images
Brown Hare by Stuart Scott Images
Round-leaved Sundew by Stuart Scott Images