Doune Castle stands on a small hill amongst the woods where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River Teith. The land provides a vast variety of habitats for plants, animals and birds, and there is a short nature trail behind the castle.
How many species can you find?
Swallows are usually seen flying low over open spaces, hunting insects.
They travel far throughout the year, spending winters in South Africa and are seen here from March to October.
They like to be near each other, building their messy nests a few metres apart.