Notes on walks from over the years. A WIP, in part gathering from other places.
Loch Humprey 2019-07-14
Warm. Sunny day, a welcome breeze in the moor.
Lots of folk out walking.
Lots of butterflies out too.
Ringlets every step of the way, a few small heaths, painted ladies, fritillaries and a couple of tortoiseshells.
Ravens croaking. Everything blooming.
Beinn Challum, beautiful day, notes, more photos and map:
Ardinning 2019-07-08 late afternoon
Overcast a shower just stopped as we arrived. Warm & calm.
Meadow sweet & Valerian coming on strong.
Lots of ringlets
A pair of Great crested grebes on the loch.
Lots of spotted orchids and a couple of butterfly orchids( lesser or greater?)
A favourite walk.
A mix of cloud and sun, with a nice breeze. Shirtsleeves all day.
The climb up Troisgeach was enlivened by the many tiny wildflowers around the burn. Mostly bedstraw and tormentil, but patches of thyme, butterwort, gentian and others. Reminds me of Scotland small? .
Lots of small heath butterflies and a few fritillaries on the way back down when the sun came out. The pools that wee full of frogs the last time are now full of fat tadpoles.
Found a nice 6 pointed deer horn on Troisgeach.
A few stags in velvet between Troisgeach & Meall an Fhudair.
Walknotes Ardinning 2019-06-22
Lots of blue damselflies a couple of red ones. Plenty of dragonflies.
Small Heath butterflies.
A small pearl-bordered Fritillary.
A cuckoo calling.
The selfie stick useful for Fritillary.
Warm little breeze some clouds.