Lovely, really varied walk from Palnackie - down through woodland and lanes to the estuary looking across to Kippford. Then across the saltmarsh - rather a hard ( non-existant!) track to find but lovely views and plants including sea lavender in flower. Then a scramble through woodland (stink-horn fungus and clouded magpie moth) out onto the top where there were again, good views, massive old oaksand some spectacular stands of foxgloves. An interesting detour on the way back to a really well preserved round tower house - the only one in Scotland.
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Lovely to put the trap out somewhere different and see some new, and familiar, and rare moths.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
A fabulous time of year to visit this once threatened site. Orchids - northern marsh; common spotted; pyramidal and bee were fantastic. The bloody Crane's-bill is good and the rest harrow is just coming out. The yellow rattle is rattling and the small blues are at the end of their season. Oh and there're broomrapes too!
|The light house; yellow rattle; common-spotted orchids and over looking the harbour.|
|Hundreds of pyramidal orchids.|
|Small blues;large skipper and burnet moth.|
|Beautiful bee orchids.|
Friday, 20 June 2014
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Saturday, 14 June 2014
A lovely walk along the riverside from Muker to Keld, meadows were spectacular and the Melancholy thistle is just about perfect. Lovely views of moorland birds - especially three baby wrens trying to fly /crawl up a wall in a manner reminiscent of wall creepers in Spain.