Why we are fundraising
This draw is to raise funds for RSPB Lochwinnoch, helping us continue our work maintaining RSPB Lochwinnoch as a haven for wildlife and a place for everyone to experience the wonders of nature for themselves, whilst securing its future for generations to come.
As a charity, we are fully reliant on the generous support of the public to allow us to continue with our work and to plan for the future. By purchasing a prize draw ticket, you will be contributing directly towards our fundraising here at RSPB Lochwinnoch, helping us to continue our vital work.
Our top prize is a choice between
- A fabulous personalised guided tour for up to four people with a free lunch provided, where you will be shown around the reserve by one of our wardens and introduced to the wildlife that can be seen here as well as hearing about our habitat management work and what makes RSPB Lochwinnoch a unique and special place - A money can't buy experience
- A pair of RSPB Avocet binoculars. worth up to £140
- Second prize is a signed print by Sir Peter Scott - Only Sixteen Geese Left the Shore that Morning. Valued at over £100
Further prizes are as follows:
- Bird care starter kit including three bird feeders, seed, suet balls and suet nibbles. Estimated value of £40
- Eco-Friendly hamper containing a range of chocolates, coffee and other Fairtrade, locally produced or Eco-Friendly items. Estimated value of £20
- Selection of 11 'Scottish Specials' RSPB Pin Badges. This is a unique set of pin badges that encapsulates some of Scotland's special wildlife as well as two unique RSPB Lochwinnoch cards.
Who we are
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve is set in a beautiful, rural landscape, only a short distance from Scotland’s urban heartlands. Less than 30 minutes from Glasgow city centre by car or train, this highly accessible nature reserve boasts fantastic opportunities to view common and rare wildlife, and where families can safely explore the outdoors and play in our natural play area. You can leisurely stroll along our high-quality paths surrounded by native flora and fauna, or simply choose to watch the wildlife from one of our many viewpoints or relax in our visitor centre with a hot drink and tasty snack.
Wildlife varies from the common, but no less enjoyable hosts of tits, finches and other birds that frequently visit our feeders, to the more unusual. Hen harrier, whooper swan and smew commonly visit in winter, while vast number of warblers, swifts, swallows and martins return each summer. You might be lucky and see a fishing osprey, or the beautiful courtship dance of our great crested grebes.
Great crested grebes
Osprey - Len McDonald
On rare occasions you may spot one of the local otters patrolling the loch edges, roe deer grazing on the marsh or bank voles collecting seed from around the feeder screen. In summer, butterflies, damselflies and bumblebees take to the air and in winter you can spot a wide variety of fungi.
All this combines to create a unique and magnificent location, where people and wildlife can thrive together and where fantastic memories can be made.