Although Edinvillie is predominantly agricultural, there remain large areas of land which are completely wild and provide a vital space
for all manner of species.
Red Deer and Roe Deer are an everyday sight. Foxes, Pine Marten, Mink and the occasional very rare Wildcat can also be found, although the Wildcat is more often heard than seen.
There was an initiative launched in May 2011 to remove breeding American Mink from Northern Scotland aiming to protect native wildlife, such as water voles, ground nesting birds and economically important populations of salmon and game birds, to help protect local economic stability for the benefit of local communities, the initiative signals a £920,000 investment in native wildlife conservation, thanks to support from Cairngorms National Park Authority, Highland, Moray, Rural Aberdeenshire and Rural Tayside LEADER 2003 - 2007 Programmes and SNH through the Species Action Framework.
Pine Marten habitats are usually well-wooded areas and they usually make their own dens in hollow trees or scrub-covered fields. Martens are the only mustelids with semi-retractable claws. This enables them to lead more arboreal lifestyles, such as climbing or running on tree branches, although they are also relatively quick runners on the ground. They are mainly active at night and dusk. If you are incredibly lucky you can see Pine Martens in the woodland on the Conval hills but they are elusive and very difficult to find.
Ben Rinnes is home to a small colony of Ptarmigan, who can occasionally be seen gliding across the face of the Ben like a pale shadow, the ever scarce Mountain Hare also makes its' home here.
Buzzards, Sparrowhawks and Kestrels are ever present and sometimes a Peregrine Falcon, a Merlin or even a spectacular Golden Eagle soaring over the Ben on a visit from the nearby Cairngorms grace the skies above this tranquil Moray hamlet.
Both Black & Red Grouse can be found & indeed heard on the Beatshach along with Short-eared Owls swooping along, silently hunting during the hours of dusk.