Further on we came to an area looking up towards Lossit Bay, and down below we could see seals on the rocks - bit far away to see for certain whether they were grey or common seals,
|What can we see?|
We also found the skull of a Fulmar! You can just about see why they call these birds Tube-noses. Once we've got all the gunk off it we'll add it to our skulls collection in the Centre.
In amongst the dunes here we saw more wildflowers, including Devil's Bit Scabious just coming into flower (so called because its root looks like something's bitten through it) and which is the food plant of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly's caterpillars. See below for full list of what we saw.
|Devils' Bit Scabious coming into flower...|
|...and one that's flowered a little more|
|Sea Lettuce and more|
A great time was had by all, and in the end the rain was hardly noticeable with so many interesting things to see! Our next one will be at Ardnave, details to follow - see you there! Mandy
|Currie Sands looking towards Orsay lighthouse|
Plants: Sea holly, sea bindweed, sea rocket, sea milkwort, sea orach, bell heather, birdsfoot trefoil, devil's bit scabious, bog pimpernel, ling heather, ragwort, thrift, tormentil, silverweed, scentless mayweed, meadow vetchling, eyebright, hogweed, yarrow, an as yet unidentified domed umbelifer, red clover, white clover, ragwort, lady's bedstraw.
Insects: Bee, cinnabar moth caterpillar, soldier beetle.
Seaweed: Caragheen, spiral wrack, sea lettuce, Furbelows's holdfast, laver, toothed wrack.
Fungi: a jelly fungi.