Monday 3 September 2012

Nature Ramble at Ardnave - 3rd September 2012

There were only three of us for this afternoon's ramble and it thankfully stayed dry throughout, albeit quite windy, which put paid to any insect life. Still, there was plenty of flora to see and we were rewarded for our patience by a flock of about 50 Chough playing and calling in the dunes at the end of the walk.

Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Curlew, Redshank, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Starling, Mute Swan (with four cygnets on Loch), Stonechat, Oystercatcher, Wigeon, Raven, Chough

Marsh Marigold (leaves), Redshank, Sheep's-bit Scabious, Devil's-bit Scabious, Red Bartsia, Common Storksbill, Daisy, Harebell, Tormentil, Hawkbit, Watercress, Grass of Parnassus, Heather, Bell Heather, Milkwort, Eyebright, Wild Thyme, Meadowsweet, Marsh Thistle, Creeping Thistle, Spear Thistle, Red Clover, Common Nettle, Bracken, Water Mint, Marsh Lousewort, Marsh Willowherb, Water Forget-me-not, Lady's Bedstraw, Silverweed (leaves), Lesser Trefoil, Mouse-ear sp., Thrift, Sneezewort, Yarrow, Butterwort (leaves)

Yellow Waxcap, Red Waxcap, Puffballs and lots of other fungi

One of the fungi we saw on today's ramble

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