Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Achosnich Woodland Walk

One of the highlights of the holiday was a walk around the woodland and heather and bog myrtle moorland just south of Achosnich. As well as those shown here we had Twite singing, many Large Red Damselflies (Pyrrhosoma nymphula), Small Heath butterfly (Coenonympha pamphilus), Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata), Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) and Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris). The flowers were spectacular with many Primroses, Bluebells, Violets, etc. and even a few Lesser Cellendine still flowering. Spring certainly comes late to this part of the world.

The Lizard was a good find and there was also a glimpse of another reptile, which we think was a Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis).

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)

Common Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris)

Argyotaenia ljungiella

Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria)

Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipera)

Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata)

Micropterix aureatella on Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella)

Nikon CP995

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