The Lake of Menteith is a shallow water-body, with fringing reedbeds (Phragmites) in some bays. The nearby Flanders Moss is the largest remaining intact lowland raised mire in the UK, whose plant communities are relatively undisturbed. Human activities include peat extraction. The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2020.