Portnellan | Woodlands | G83 8NE
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. Portnellan is only one of the many woodlands that can be found in West Dunbartonshire.
Situated North East of Alexandria, with small wooded areas and open grasslands.
Large grasslands with long walking paths with a range of wildlife in the area.
A small woodland offering some walking paths bringing birds and insects to the area
Located near Loch Lubhair bringing aquatic life and plants to area, attracting other inland wildlife.