Saturday, June 09, 2012

Craigencallie and Black Loch 12th May 2012

A visit to Craigencallie first to check out the route for the butterfly survey we have volunteered to do.

1-logs

Lots of logging going on here

2-lousewort

Lousewort

3-mike

Mike having a rest by the 7 Stanes sign

4-Galloway-Hills

Galloway hills

5-amo

Theres been a lot of shooting going on here!

6-view

View towards the hills

7-view

 

8-pipit

Pipit

9-robin

Robin

10-bathing-chaffinch

We stopped by a burn and watched this robin bathing…

11-bathing-warbler

…shortly followed by a Willow Warbler!

12-bugle

Bugle

13-frog

Wee frog

14-orange-tip

We found a butterfly but this Orange Tip had expired!

15 dragonfly-larvae

We had a break by a small quarry and looked to see what was lurking in a small pool. You can just about make out this dragonfly larvae if you look closely

16-tadpoles

Plenty of tadpoles still about

17-milkwort

Milkwort

18-newt

A Newt, palmate I think

19 weevil-1

Weevil

20 weevil-2

 

21-green-veined-white-on-coltsfoot

Green-veined White Butterfly on Coltsfoot

22-orang-tip

A live Orange-tip on Cuckoo Flower.

Next we travelled back down The Queens Way to Black Loch

23-nr-black-loch

The weather is much brighter now!

24-black-loch

The Black Loch

25-black-loch

The Black Loch with The Eye in the distance

26-black-loch

 

27-track

 

28-the-eye

The Eye

29-the-eye

The Eye and Black Loch

30-looking-through-the-eye

Pete looking through The Eye

31-the-eye

Through The Eye

32-the-eye

 

33-the-eye

 

34-bugle

Lots of Bugle

35-bugle

 

36-stonechat

Stonechat

3 comments:

Dave Wenning said...

Very nice photos. The only difinition of "stane" I can find is "stone." Is it also a unit of distance?

Wildforms said...

You are correct Dave in Scotland Stane means Stone. At each of the 7 Stane mountain bike trails there is a "stane" a stone sculpture.

Bella said...

Valerie,
I am so pleased that I found this blog - you are a great photographer.
Thank you for creating it.