Marsh Halk's Beard in woods

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?) Butterfly Orchid

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.

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Frog in the Grass
Frog in the Grass
Ben Oss behind Bog Cotton
Ben Oss behind Bog Cotton
Fox Moth
Fox Moth