There are two areas of woodland at Watchtree Nature Reserve – Pow Wood and Pond Wood – where a wide variety of flora and fauna can be seen all year round. Over 65,000 trees have been planted at the site. Half of these are coniferous species such as Scots pine, while the rest are broad-leaved deciduous trees including aspen and rowan.

Trees that produce berries and flowers provide food for birds throughout the year, while dead wood is the perfect home for many invertebrate species. The mix of tree species at Watchtree provides home for birds, mammals and fungi, some of which are included in this leaflet.