March on the Isle of Skye

4 March 2013
Ran the moth trap in Breakish last night (courtesy of
Barbara P.) and got my first Hebrew Character:
Copyright: Steve Terry

Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)

10 March 2013. . . . A coastal walk at Ashaig
Wildfowl were plentiful, with Mallards, Mergansers and 8 Goldeneye.

Also found some Coltsfoot - the third of our spring flowers to show itself.

The Drinker moth caterpillars are also starting to appear.

Copyright: Tony Hisgett

Goldeneye (photo by Tony Hisgett)

12 March 2013
U3A outing to Leitir Fura. The bullfinches and woodpeckers are back. Popped down to Loch na Dal afterwards and we were rewarded with a sighting of a pair of Teal: Copyright: Tony Hisgett

Teal (photo by Tony Hisgett)

16 March 2013 . . . . Coire Uaigneich, Blaven
Copyright: Steve Terry

Fir Clubmoss (Huperzia selago)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Alpine Clubmoss (Diphasiastrum alpinum)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Wilson's Filmy Fern (Hymenophyllum wilsonii)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia)

27 March 2013 . . . . Luib to Torrin to Strollamus to Luib
Found two good locations for Purple Saxifrage on the way to Torrin and then on the way back to Strollamus added another Clubmoss to my collection for the month. Copyright: Steve Terry

Stag's-horn Clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)