Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park

Greenhead Moss Local Nature Reserve, near Wishaw, is one of the Dragonfly Hotspots established in Scotland in 2014. It is owned and managed by a partnership including Greenhead Moss Community Trust and North Lanarkshire Council. There are a number of ponds found on the site, as well as small pools on the Moss, which host nine species of dragonfly.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Things to see

Greenhead Moss is a 110ha site consisting of many different habitats including ponds, wildflower meadows, remnant raised peat bog, old and new woodlands.  These habitats are home to mammals including badger, roe deer and fox with many insects and birds present. There is a good path network throughout the site; most paths are tarmac and accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


Top species

Emerald Damselfly


Seasonal Highlights

The Emerald Damselflies can be seen close to the smaller ponds and pools from early July through to September, especially around the pond with the dipping platform. Dragonflies hunt in the surrounding wildflower meadows. The earliest emerging damselflies can be seen from mid-April onwards, with sightings still being possible into sunny days in October.

Image by Andrew, flickr

Contact Information

Greenhead Moss
Enterprise and Communities
Strathclyde Country Park
366 Hamilton road

T: 01698 402090

Species Information

Click on the species image for further information, such as flight times and identification.

Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park