Tuesday, 19 June 2018

June 19th 2018 #30DaysWild

The rain held off until we had come back from a walk through the fields.  I was accompanied this time by L, another botanist, doing plant surveys for the New Flora.  The Treshnish tetrad has been surveyed already but she came back to say hello and have a look at what was around.  

I showed her the Small white orchids at Haunn.  We heard the Corncrake who seems to have moved closer to Toechtamhor.

In the Black Park we crossed the burn, finding the Yellow-eyed grass, on the way to the bank of Wood bitter-vetch.  Sorry!  This is becoming a bit monotonous - but there is always something new to see.  Today the grasses caught my eye.

Monday, 18 June 2018

June 18th 2018 #30DaysWild

Back to the Moonwort!   A pair of fledging Ravens hanging about like unruly teenagers on the rocks in the hill park.  Allowing us to get much closer than their parents would, before flying off.  Inquisitive I would say!

June 17th 2018 #30DaysWild

A day of travel and very little wild - except for the landscapes I drove through at times and the views from the car.

Misty west coast gave way to grey east coast, with lush green fields and leaf laden green hedgerow trees with waist high curls of Cow parsley exuberantly dancing along the roadsides.    The fields seem so mono-culturally green over there punctuated by the colourful verges swaying with Ox eye daisies and Buttercups.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

June 16th 2018 #30DaysWild

In the Black Park again. We aren't walking the dogs in the Haunn field at the moment because of the Corncrake. 


As midsummer approaches the sun set creeps up towards the Cairns of Coll.  This time next week it will have started going back towards Tiree! 

Friday, 15 June 2018

June 15th 2018 #30DaysWild

Afternoon.  Between Haunn and the Point. This is a good place to see Ravens as they live on the cliffs above here.  Today we saw one if not two fledgings with an adult.

Wheatear in the Haunn garden.

Mr and Mrs Wheatear in the Haunn garden.

Evening.  In the Black Park.    Someone said they couldnt find the Moonwort so we went to check.  It was still there thankfully.


Back to the bank of Wood bitter-vetch

Thursday, 14 June 2018

June 14th 2018 #30DaysWild

Rain and wind overnight.  Huge swell coming across from Coll and crashing on the shore.

Down in the graveyard field the orchids and grasses bend and flex in the wind.

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