A visit to Craigencallie first to check out the route for the butterfly survey we have volunteered to do.
Lots of logging going on here
Mike having a rest by the 7 Stanes sign
Theres been a lot of shooting going on here!
View towards the hills
We stopped by a burn and watched this robin bathing…
…shortly followed by a Willow Warbler!
We found a butterfly but this Orange Tip had expired!
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
Plenty of tadpoles still about
A Newt, palmate I think
Green-veined White Butterfly on Coltsfoot
A live Orange-tip on Cuckoo Flower.
Next we travelled back down The Queens Way to Black Loch
The weather is much brighter now!
The Black Loch
The Black Loch with The Eye in the distance
The Eye and Black Loch
Pete looking through The Eye
Through The Eye
Lots of Bugle