Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve

Hogganfield Park is a 48 hectares/119 acres site and is excellent for bird watching or simply walking. There is a wide variety of water birds on the loch, including some rarities. The park was awarded a Green Flag in 2013. The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for quality parks and green spaces.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Things to see

From The park’s main feature is a loch which attracts a range of dragonflies and other wildlife, particularly waterfowl.


Top species

Blue-tailed Damselfly

A small but hardy damselfly adapted to urban living.

Main flight period is April to October.

The eye catching females come in a variety of colours.

Image by Ken Gartside



Seasonal Highlights

Large Red Damselflies undergo synchronised emergence in late spring.

Four-spotted Chaser appear as the weather warms up and can be easily identified by its spotted wings.

In later summer/early autumn Emerald Damselflies can bee seen flitting amongst the vegetation.




Images by Fajaril, flickr.


Contact Us

Biodiversity Team
Glasgow City Council
82 George Square
G2 1DU

T: 0141 287 5064

Species Flight Periods

These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in north where the climate is cooler.

Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve