Monday 4 July 2011

Flora and Fauna at Bunnahabhain 4th July 2011

There were 9 of us for today's ramble at Bunnahabhain - 7 adults and 2 children - it's hard to tell who were the most enthusiastic. It was a very hands on ramble today and I don't think anything went unheeded - as you can see from the photos! Thanks everyone. It was most enjoyable.

Akemi's turn for the binoculars

Yoshito helps Yvonne identify a Cladonia sp. lichen
Whinchat juv., Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Yellowhammer, Hen Harrier (m.), Buzzard, Lesser Redpoll, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Swallow, Wren

Usnea sp., Ramalina sp., Cladonia floerkaena, Anaptychia runsinata

Green Tiger Beetle, Dung Beetle, Bombus Pascourum (Common Carder Bee), Bombus hortorum (Garden Bumble Bee),  Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Dark Green Fritillary, Chimney Sweeper Moth, Fox Moth, Speckled Wood, Grasshopper sp., Golden-ringed Dragonfly and hundreds of Peacock caterpillars in various stages of development.

Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Downy Willow (Salix lanata),  Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Meadow Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup, Silverweed, White Clover, Lesser Trefoil, Daisy, Mouse-ear sp., Eyebright, Marsh Thistle, Spear Thistle, Marsh Lousewort, Lousewort, Cuckoo Flower, Lesser Spearwort,
Crested Dog's Tail, Common Nettle, Bracken, Hawkweed sp., Common Milkwort, Common Cottongrass, Tormentil, Meadowsweet, Fairy Flax, Self-heal, Yellow Rattle, Honeysuckle, Round-leaved Sundew, Cross-leaved Heath, Bell Heather, Gorse, Black Knapweed (not yet in flower), Marsh Willowherb, Rosebay Willowherb, Foxglove, Cleavers, Thrift, Common Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel, Broad-leaved Dock, Common Skullcap, Common Scurvygrass, Fairy Flax, Slender St. John's Wort, Bog Asphodel, Mouse-ear Chickweed, Yorkshire Fog, Sweet Vernal Grass, Yellow Rattle, Rhododendron, Heath Bedstraw, Bramble, Rosa rugosa, Common Spotted Orchid, Heath-spotted Orchid, Ribwort Plantain, Redshank, English Stonecrop, Small Red Goosefoot, Bilberry, Marsh Stitchwort, Prickly Sow Thistle

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for having nice time!
    I hope I can visit Islay again.