Inchmurrin | Woodlands | G63 0JY
How to identify a Woodland? A woodland is a habitat where trees are the dominant plant form. The individual tree canopies usually overlap and interconnect, often forming a continuous canopy which shades the ground to varying degrees. However, woodlands are not just trees, depending on how much light reaches the ground through the tree canopy, there will be a vast variety of other plants. These plants include mosses, ferns, and lichens as well as small flowering herbs, grasses and shrubs. The different types of plants will encourage different types of animals ranging from herbivores to carnivores. The rotting wood and decaying leaf litter offer an alternative food source for a large variety of invertebrates and the quantity of dead organic material provide the ideal habitat for fungi and bacteria to flourish. Inchmurrin is only one of the many woodlands that can be found in West Dunbartonshire.
Inchmurrin is the largest and most southerly of the islands in Loch Lomond and is largely wooded.
Large woodlands cover most of the island, offering oak trees, with various walks throughout the area.
Little grassland covers the island offering open walks with open views across Loch Lomond, cows, sheep and deer cover the island.
Fresh water weed with fish and birds attracted to the area, some moss cover the bank side of the island, with common bugs throughout