June on the Isle of Skye


1 June 2012 . . . . Broadford . . . . with a group of Northern Marsh Orchids
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I'm guessing this is Dactylorhiza purpurella x D. fuchsii, but it could be D. purpurella x D. maculata


2 June 2012 . . . . Ben Aslak . . . . A beautiful day and the mountain to myself!
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Salix herbacea (Dwarf Willow) - male

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Salix herbacea (Dwarf Willow) - female


3 June 2012 . . . . My first blue butterfly of the year and another orchid
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Common Blue - male

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Dactylorhiza incarnata (Early Marsh Orchid)


5 June 2012 . . . . Dalavil SSSI . . . . a magical place . . . . home to the Beautiful Demoiselle
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Calopteryx virgo - male

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Calopteryx virgo - female

. . . . and to the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
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Clossiana selene

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Clossiana selene

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Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)

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Bufo bufo (common Toad)


8 June 2012 . . . . Dalavil SSSI . . . . a return visit in search of the rare Narrow-leaved Helleborine (Cephelanthera longifolia). I was unsuccessful but there was compensation in a new record for Gymnadenia borealis (Heath Fragrant Orchid):
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Gymnadenia borealis (Heath Fragrant Orchid)


9 June 2012 . . . . Strollamus . . . . searching for orchids but found other things as well:
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Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)

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Carabus granulatus

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Platanthera bifolia (Lesser Butterfly Orchid)

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Dactylorhiza lapponica (Lapland Marsh Orchid)


11 June 2012 . . . . Camas Malag . . . . not rare but very attractive:
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Valeriana officinalis (Common Valerian)


12 June 2012 . . . . a remote lochan . . . . Red Throated Diver
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15 June 2012 . . . . at the home of Bill & Deirdre
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Pseudorchis albida (Small White Orchid)

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Comarum palustre (Marsh Cinqefoil)


18 June 2012 . . . . on the old Sleat road
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Zygaena filipendulae (Six-spot Burnet)


22 June 2012 . . . . on the A87 just 100m away
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Platanthera chlorantha (Greater Butterfly Orchid)


26 June 2012 . . . . Had an enjoyable walk in Fairy Glen (Uig) with the local SWT Group.


29 June 2012 . . . . A wildflower count with the gang from Kyleakin Connections.

Saw an Adder!

Vipera berus (Adder)


30 June 2012 . . . . On Ben Suardal
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Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)