Welcome to the Arran Natural History Society’s website about Arran Wildlife!
The Isle of Arran is home to over 900 species of flowering plant, 45 ferns, 21 species of butterfly have been recorded and over 250 species of bird. From the sea to the beaches, through woods, moors and up to the mountains, Arran’s 167miles ² offers plenty of opportunities to watch wildlife.
Arran’s iconic wildlife:
Otters to red deer and golden eagles to basking sharks, plus many more besides! Find out more about the wild residents of the Isle of Arran.
Where & when to watch wildlife:
Visit our activites pages and our natural history pages to discover some of the very best places to get outside and enjoy Arran’s wildlife. Arran is a great place to view wildlife all year round. Don’t miss our round up of the seasonal highlights and visit our online calendar to find out about wildlife watching events during your visit.
Responsible wildlife watching:
The ANHS promotes a responsible approach to enjoying wildlife, putting the welfare of the wildlife and environment first.
Visit our online shop and join the Arran Natural History Society to take advantage of our programme of talks and guided walks, or purchase one of our publications.