Kilpatrick Muir today, heather very much in bloom, few butterflies about despite the overcast weather. Peacock & Green Veined White.
Went on a walk yesterday over Sgiath Chuil & Meall Glas. Photos, notes & map: walkmap
A good walk today, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig most excited about sundew, mountain ringlets and a cloud berry. Map, photos and notes: walkmap
Meall an Fhudair Lots of wee birds Had a good walk yesterday, notes and photos on a map: walkmap.
Out around the Glen Douglas Trio again today. Notes and photoswalkmap
Started before 8, clouds very low and dark. Saw a couple of jays around the forestry block. Given the lack of visibility I spent a lot of time looking at the ground, sparkling with wild flowers mostly tiny.
By the Time I’d reached the top of Beinn Bhreac the visibility was down to 10–20 meters, luckily the newish fence leads the way to Beinn Reoch, larks and meadow pipets and larks singing. A deer in the gloom near Reoch.
As I went down Reoch the sky began to clear, the cobbler slowly emerged. Saw a wee lizard vanish into some moss. As I went up Tullich Hill the clouds lifted even more, and a bit of breeze got up. Lunch at he pool near the top. A few ravens about, one of which, entertained me lifting and diving on the uplift.
Quite a few deer on the sides of Tullich hill as I went down, back to the car by 2
Map and photos (mostly flowers): walkmap
Loch Ard trails. Bright & breezy with some heavy grey cloud. Few butterflies about, whites, orange tips, maybe fritillaries & a common blue. Plenty of damselflies, mostly large reds. A salmon jumped in the Duchray water.