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[Archive] Forests and wood ants in Scotland

Alice Broome

Lead Author: Jonathan Hughes

Home Publications [Archive] Forests and wood ants in Scotland

This Information Note provides information on the northern wood ant Formica lugubris, the Scottish wood ant Formica aquilonia and the narrow-headed ant Formica exsecta. Information is presented on the legal and conservation status, ecology, habitat requirements and management of these three species. The Note is aimed at a wide range of people with interests in wood ants and wood ant conservation, including foresters, land owners and managers, environmental organisations, local authorities, planners and policy makers.

A site recording form to help with site surveying and monitoring is also available to download from this page.

Publication owner
Forestry Commission Scotland