I found this amongst things of Rosemary Sutcliff’s as I cleared up my house for a move to the country from Leicester city. She was a great lover of nature and wildlife.
Abernethy Forest is a coniferous forest stretching from the Braes of Abernethy in the east to the River Spey in the west, and from the valley of the River Spey south into the Cairngorm Mountains. Apparently at Loch Garten there is an osprey nesting site managed by the RSPB. A bit of internet sleuthing tells me : “The area is also important for its invertebrate fauna which includes 350 species of beetle, 11 species of dragonfly and over 280 species of moths and butterflies.”