Fiona and I walked from Storakaig to An Cladach bothy on the Sound of Islay on Saturday night, returning on Sunday via Lossit Farm to Ballygrant. We saw lots of wildlife on our travels, including this parasol funghi (edible) and lots of Small Copper butterflies. I liked the copse of natural woodland down Glen Logan, which was mainly birch and oak (good place to look for Purple Hairstreak next year!). We disturbed an otter on the Sound so it only just gave us enough time to photograph it before it darted back to safety in the sea. Still a glorious moment though! Any ideas what the flower is anyone?
This is a blog of natural history notes maintained and moderated by members of the management committee of the INHT: Fiona MacGillivray, Martin Armstrong, David Webster, Andrew Kent, Isobel Freeman, Bernard Hannett, Danielle Vessey and Alistair Hutchison, and our Centre Managers, Mandy and Fiona assisted by Beth and Jenny.
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Fiona MacGillivray, Chairperson
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