A walk in the Glen Luss hills today, notes, map and photos:
Second time walking in Glen Douglas hills this week. What a contrast with Monday. Saw a healthy looking hill fox running across. Deer loomed in the murk and stags roaring.
We had a short walk along a couple of miles of the River Ayr way.
Passed along John Macadam’s experiments in tar macadam roads.
Loch Ardinning this afternoon. After quite a wet spell it is summerish again. Peacocks and the odd tortoiseshell, damselflies and dragonflies.
Quite a lot of rain recently, but we had a dry hour or so, some sun a a fairly strong breeze.
A few blue damselflies and smallish red dragonflies along the path. Sheltered by the bracken which is starting to droop, lots of flowers go to seed. Scabious coming up strongly.
A few peacock butterflies on the knapweed, a small copper on the path, the odd painted lady and white but fewer than recently.
I love seeing wood pigeons flighting in the wind. The Black Linn was full of rain water.
Another wander round these hills, notes, photos and map:
We had a walk round Loch Ardinning reserve this morning.
Turned out warm, still and clear despite the forecast.
Grass drying from the rain, sparkling.
Fair number of butterflies around, Small Tortoiseshells, Ringlets, some Whites and a lot of Painted Ladies. One or two others I didn’t ID, including a duller red/brown one.
Plenty of blue damselflies and some small red dragonflies.